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26 October 2008

Obamabuddha

Filed under: awakening — efipaz @ 5:30 pm

Groupthink :: View topic – Obama: He’s Got it!

Obama: He’s Got it!
By Ivan Betinov
Obama Buddha Messiah - He's Got It!6/10/2008, 11:37 pm

To celebrate the next phase of the Obamunist Revolution, we submit this anthem for His Obamaness (formerly known as Venus by the Shocking Blue).

The Goddess on the Mountain Top
She’s thinkin’ she could beat the Man
Got toppled by a thousand fools
all chanting “Yes We Can!”
Obama Buddha Messiah – He’s Got It!
Obama Buddha Messiah by Commissar Maksim

He’s got it!
Obama, he’s got it!
He’s the savior-
He’s on fire-
He’s your Messiah!
He’s the Savior-
He’s on fire-
He’s your Messiah!

And now we face the GOP
And a new arch-criminal, McCain
Barack will set all people free
but don’t call him Hussein!

He’s got it!
Obama, he’s got it!
He’s the savior-
He’s on fire-
He’s your Messiah!
He’s the savior-
He’s on fire-
He’s your Messiah!

Hope-and-change-
and-change-and-hope,
Change-and-hope-
and-hope-and-change!

He’s got it!
Obama, he’s got it!
He’s the savior-
He’s on fire-
He’s your Messiah!
He’s the savior-
He’s on fire-
He’s your Messiah!

Obama-as-Buddha teeshirt

Filed under: awakening — efipaz @ 5:28 pm

Obamabuddhadharmaburger! « theworsthorse.net: pop-culture! sub-culture! dharma-culture!

Obamabuddhadharmaburger!

October 24, 2008 by theworsthorse

This Obama-as-Buddha teeshirt was spotted at the Union Square farmer’s market in NYC and snapped and sent by friend (and Wisdom Publications editor) MacDuff Stewart.

MacDuff kindly asks that we include this comment from her: “For the record, I’m completely against the idea of promoting Obama as a theocratic ideal, Buddhist or not.”

Fair enough, and probably not a bad idea. But then again, this wouldn’t be the first time.

Thanks MacDuff. You rock.

11 October 2008

מיקרוגרמים של הבנה: ראיון עם הפסיכואנליטיקאי מייקל אייגן

Filed under: Mind Matters — efipaz @ 11:56 pm
בריאות הנפש nrg

מיקרוגרמים של הבנה: ראיון עם הפסיכואנליטיקאי מייקל אייגן
“כולנו מתים בילדות”, אומר מייקל אייגן, פסיכואנליטיקאי, מיסטיקן וסופר. “ומאז אנחנו נושאים איתנו עצמי מת, או עצמי מת באופן חלקי, או בית קברות שלם של עצמיים מתים”. שיחה מרתקת עם אחד האנליטיקאים החשובים בעולם.

גדעון לב | 10/10/2008 8:42

מייקל אייגן

כשהתגלה אצל מייקל אייגן סרטן, האונקולוג שלו רצה לתת לו תרופה פסיכיאטרית. “הוא אמר לי, ‘החרדה שלך מפריעה לטיפול'”, נזכר אייגן. “אמרתי לו: התפקיד שלך הוא לטפל במחלה שלי והתפקיד שלי הוא להרגיש מה שאני מרגיש. הוא רצה לשלוח אותי לבית חולים פסיכיאטרי כדי שלא אפריע להחלטות שלו עם הרגשות שלי. אני חשבתי – זו המחלה שלי, המוות שלי. זה אחד האירועים הגדולים של חיי, אני לא רוצה לפספס את זה. זה לא קורה לעתים קרובות כל כך… הפסיכואנליטיקאי דונלד ויניקוט כתב תפילה: ‘הו! אלוהים! אנא עשה שאהיה חי כאשר אמות'”.

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4 October 2008

The Wondrous Path of Difficulties

Filed under: awakening — efipaz @ 2:20 pm

The Wondrous Path of Difficulties

Diificulties

קשה, קשה...י

A conversation with Pema Chödrön and Jack Kornfield about the everyday difficulties that provoke us, reveal our habitual patterns, and ultimately transform us.

Michael Krasny: We haven’t had an easy time getting this event off the ground. I suppose we could look at all this as a good opportunity to find transformation within.

Pema Chödrön: Yes, I think so. Difficulties are inevitable—and helpful. Once I was teaching a workshop at Omega Institute and everything went wrong. The organizers were tearing their hair out, and, after all was said and done, they couldn’t understand why it turned out to be such a harmonious weekend. Then, one of the main organizers looked at the title of one of my books, When Things Fall Apart, and she realized that the teaching related to our immediate experience. Doesn’t some problem like the one we’ve had tonight happen every day of your life in major and minor ways? Yet, for some reason, we keep thinking something has gone wrong.

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A Dark Night Exit Strategy

Filed under: awakening — efipaz @ 1:21 pm

A Dark Night Exit Strategy | Numinous Nonsense

A Dark Night Exit Strategy

Wed, Oct 1, 2008

Articles, Meditation

DarkNight

St. John of the Cross used the term Dark Night to signify a period of spiritual dryness and difficulty, and the dark night is a very real phenomena, experience among spiritual practitioners of every ilk and tradition. When one has built up enough momentum in their spiritual practice (and often times this can even happen outside a spiritual tradition or formal spiritual practice) then it’s common to enter a phase of practice called the Dark Night of the Senses.(1) This is a period of intense purification, of (potential) insight, and a necessary step toward deeper insight in the fundamental nature of things.

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