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The spiritual side of Steve Jobs, the Buddhist

Steve Jobs was a giant – an innovator who changed not just the world of technology but all of our worlds. In discussions with my colleagues in the areas of information design, interface design, and experience design he was ever-present. His focus on the customer, legendary. His creativity and vision, unparalleled. The news of his … Continue reading

Prayers for Steve Jobs, his family, his friends, and all those that he touched in his lifetime

As a self-proclaimed dork, I have always had an enormous amount of respect for Steve Jobs. I remember programming (if you can call it that) on an Apple IIe in jr. high school. I remember the moment I decided that computer science would be my destiny – and when I realized that was not exactly how things … Continue reading

Tibetan Monks from Drepung Gomang Monastic University visit Chicago

THE DREPUNG GOMANG TOUR consists of eight Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang, an exiled Tibetan monastery located in south India. They are currently on a North American goodwill tour to share traditional Tibetan arts and culture. The three goals of the tour are: to spread their message of peace, loving kindness, wisdom, and compassion; to … Continue reading

Korean Dharma Descendant of the Buddha visits the 9/11 memorial

This afternoon, guests touring the newly opened National September 11th Memorial saw an unusual sight — the greatest living master of Korean Seon (Zen), and the 79th Dharma Descendant of the Buddha, leading his monks in a chant of remembrance at Ground Zero. When Seon Master Jinje learned he was going to make an historic … Continue reading

Sean Jones – “Typical American child” turned administrative assistant, turned Buddhist Lama

You never know what journeys people have taken in order to find a spiritual home. This story of a Buddhist Lama, who was all set to marry his Catholic fiancee, shows that devotees of different faiths look all different kinds of ways.

Mere Toleration is not an Option: Hearing His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, speak In Chicago

Last Sunday, after attending early services at my home church, me and 8000 of my closest friends attended an event held by the Theosophical Society in America called “Bridging the Faith Divide,” where His Holiness the XIVth, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, was the main event. The topic of his appearance: the need for inter-religious … Continue reading

The Dalai Lama Visits Chicago this weekend!

I had no idea Jennifer Beals was a Buddhist. It’s always interesting to learn a little bit more about someone who is in the public eye – but who has the right to be as multi-dimensional as the rest of us. I am thinking I might have to figure out a way to be at … Continue reading