Shi Yongxin, “CEO Monk” and abbot of the Shaolin Temple

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in Otherhood | One Comment
Shi Yongxin, “CEO Monk” and abbot of the Shaolin Temple

  Buddhism is the dominant religion in China, with as many as 300 million believers across the country. Like other forms of Buddhism, Zen emphasizes letting go of worldly cares and working toward enlightenment through meditation and practice of the Buddha’s teachings, which include a ban on harming any sentient beings. As its home, and […]

Intrapreneur’s Ten Commandments

Posted by on Oct 2, 2010 in Otherhood | No Comments

[Part of the Daily Lectio series, named after the Benedictine tradition of lectio divina, “divine reading.” For instructions and background on the series, click here. Subscribe to Daily Lectio. Send comments or suggested readings to nathan@artmonastery.org] Gifford Pinchot III is one of the co-founders of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, where I went for an MBA in Sustainable Community Economic […]

Monastics, Dependent Origination & Climate Crisis

Posted by on Sep 28, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

[Part of the Daily Lectio series, named after the Benedictine tradition of lectio divina, “divine reading.” For instructions and background on the series, click here. Subscribe to Daily Lectio. Send comments or suggested readings to nathan@artmonastery.org] Take your pick:

Profile: Mirabai Bush and the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Posted by on Sep 11, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

From Zen Peacemakers: Mirabai Bush is Senior Fellow and the founding Director of the Center on Contemplative Mind in Society, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage contemplative awareness in American life in order to create a more just, compassionate, and reflective society. She has designed and led contemplative trainings for corporations from Monsanto […]

Links for August 22nd 2010

Posted by on Aug 22, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

[Art Monasticism, Elements of monasticism » Study] via the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies (IEET) » In this animation from the Royal Society of Arts, Matthew Taylor explores the idea of a 21st Century Enlightenment that would “champion a more self-aware, socially embedded model of autonomy that recognizes our frailties and limitations,” and “expand […]

Five leadership secrets of the Trappist monk, in the Washington Post

Posted by on Aug 18, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Meath Conlan posted a July 14th Washington Post article that comes close to the point of In Otherhood, learning from monastic tradition. Head over to Conlan’s blog to read “5 leadership secrets of the Trappist monk,” by Stephen Martin. Trappist monks, Martin points out, are some of the best social entrepreneurs on the planet. It is […]

Getting the questions right

Posted by on Aug 16, 2010 in Otherhood | No Comments

Examples of the secular world learning from the world’s ancient contemplative and spiritual traditions abound.  Neuroscientists, psychologists, doctors, cognitive scientists and cosmologists are learning from inner technologies of meditation and contemplative practice. But what of the outer, visible, measurable technologies of those traditions? How are we learning from those technologies that fit into what is […]