Do "Diversity and Inclusion Statements" have a downside? The Association of American Medical Colleges weighs the evidence
buddhistuniversity.net/content

We tend to brush aside the word "noble" in "four noble truths" and "noble eightfold path". But I'm getting the feeling it's a very useful pointer. There *is* something noble about being free from craving. There is something noble about contentment, and equanimity. Maybe ethics is so important because we're aiming at dignity and self-respect—to follow the teachings of the ariyas, noble ones, not to follow tanhā. It feels like a groove to settle into, orient to, and the practice will follow.

Happy 95th birthday to Bhante Henepola Gunaratana! founder and chief abbot of Bhavana Society, West Virginia. #SriLanka #Theravada #Buddhism. #BhanteG supporter of #bhikkuni ordination, preceptor of Ajahn Sona, Bhikkhu Jayasara and many others. Viva Bhante G!🙏🏼💗

"It would be more fruitful to develop a heart of love—even just as long as it takes to pull a cow’s udder..."
buddhistuniversity.net/content

Today's video: looking at what the Buddha had to say about aging. I'll also look at the Buddha's own experience of aging, which has some surprises. #buddhism https://youtu.be/MCraeWrkRk4

in the end one leaves the body
Along with one’s possessions.
Having understood this, the wise person
Should enjoy himself but also give
~
buddhistuniversity.net/content

It's always the same story in academia: That one dude who thanklessly maintained a fundamental program for particle physics is about to retire and noone has time or resources to keep on going.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/crucial-computer-program-for-particle-physics-at-risk-of-obsolescence-20221201/

Show older

Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.