Category Archives: Video

Keeping the Rich Happy and Keeping the Poor Frightened


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Here are some more videos featuring Noam Chomsky. Let me know what you think in the comments! Would you like more content like this, less? Let me know.

Keeping the Rich Happy –>

Keeping the Poor Frightened –

Occupy Wall Street (FULL) Interview with Chris Hedges


Columnist Chris Hedges talks to the #OccupyWallStreet Live Stream.

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The Dalai Lama – Capitalism, Socialism, and Income Inequality


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In this video His Holiness The Dalai Lama discusses the gap between rich and poor.

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To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.~ Gotama Buddha ☸

My Thoughts on Allan Watts


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I have recently been watching a lot of videos featuring speeches of the late Alan Watts and I have come to one of four conclusions but I’m not sure which one.

He is either:

1. Insane
2. Brilliant
3. Brilliantly Insane
4. Insanely Brilliant

He seems to have a unique and firm grasp of the Dharma and unique and firm grasp on reality. Alan Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and popularizer of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. He moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master’s degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest but left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.

Living on the West Coast, Watts gained a large following in the San Francisco Bay Area while working as a volunteer programmer at KPFA, a Pacifica Radio station in Berkeley. Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion, introducing the then-burgeoning youth culture to The Way of Zen (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism. In Psychotherapy East and West (1961), Watts proposed that Buddhism could be thought of as a form of psychotherapy and not just a religion. Like Aldous Huxley before him, he explored human consciousness in the essay, “The New Alchemy” (1958), and in the book, The Joyous Cosmology (1962).

Mr. Watts once said:

…eventually this is going to be eliminated just as we hope eventually government will be eliminated and become unnecessary. Because every individual will be self governed, and therefore relate properly to his brother. And the state will vanish; so to at the same time the church will vanish…

check out they have a lot of killer stuff.

here is a youtube playlist of Mr. Watts work

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. ~ Gotama Buddha

Zen Buddhism – The Land of the Disappearing Buddha – Japan (BBC 1977)


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Today I have brought you a great video where a British reporter travels around Japan trying to understand who the Buddha is and was. This video also has a pretty good view of a couple different sects of Buddhism.

Hope you enjoy

Buddha – A Documentary About Buddhism


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Here is yet another video. This documentary is made by filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere. It tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha’s life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. ☸

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. ~ Gotama Buddha

Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism


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I found this interesting discussion on youtube. It is the final part of an interfaith series held by the Guardian in conjunction with St Paul’s Cathedral, exploring Buddhism in its various manifestations.

Hope you enjoy. 

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve. ~ Gotama Buddha