The Urban Dharma News Letter / Aug. 2016

In This Issue: Hello Again

1. My Urban Dharma Podcasts
2. My Facebook Page
3. My YouTube
4. The Buddhist Way to Peace of Mind in PDF
5. How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis
6. Stuck at the Airport? BY SYLVIA BOORSTEIN

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Hi… It’s been way to long since the last newsletter and I’m toying with the idea of ending the newsletter in the near future. I seem to have less and less time…

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My Urban Dharma Podcasts are up and running and are updated once a month. You can find them on iTunes –
 
https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/urban-dharma/id83326050?mt=2

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I post on Facebook everyday… Cats, Cartoons, Memes, Photos, Articles and more. You can find it here –
 
https://www.facebook.com/kusala.bhikshu

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I post on YouTube every few months and you can find the videos here –
 
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kusala+bhikshu

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The Buddhist Way to Peace of Mind – Dharma Talks by Ven. Pramote Pamojjo in PDF
 
http://urbandharma.org/pdf4/peace-mind.pdf

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How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment

From the Article -- "In his Treatise, Hume rejected the traditional religious and philosophical accounts of human nature. Instead, he took Newton as a model and announced a new science of the mind, based on observation and experiment. That new science led him to radical new conclusions. He argued that there was no soul, no coherent self, no “I.” “When I enter most intimately into what I call myself,” he wrote in the Treatise, “I always stumble on some particular perception or other, of heat or cold, light or shade, love or hatred, pain or pleasure. I never can catch myself at any time without a perception, and never can observe any thing but the perception.” 

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/10/how-david-hume-helped-me-solve-my-midlife-crisis/403195/?utm_source=atlfb

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Stuck at the Airport? BY SYLVIA BOORSTEIN| JULY 25, 2016

From the Article -- In recent years, I find this blessing comes to mind naturally in times of stress as I go about my life. Recently, I decided to track its activity through a particularly stressful day: I arrive at the airport well in time for my early morning flight to Orange County, where an old friend has taken quite ill. I notice the flight is delayed. I feel myself starting to cry.
 
'May I meet this moment fully. / May I meet it as a friend.’

http://www.lionsroar.com/bad-day-airport/

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More next month… Enjoy August… Peace Kusala