The Boil Down 12/04/2018
Note: Finals and final projects are rapidly approaching so these posts might be (even) lighter in content than usual the next couple of weeks.
What I'm Reading
- Attempting Normal by Marc Maron. What do I really need to say? It's Marc Maron. It's a really good and funny read.
Lea Verou, "More CSS Secrets: Another 10 things you may not know about CSS" at W3Conf 2013: Keeping with last week's CSS3 theme, here is Lea Verou talking about more things you may not (and I definitely didn't) know about css from a different conference two years later.
Buddhology ⦁ Religious Studies
Surviving Toxic Relationships with Narcissists and Sociopaths. 35 minute talk + 24 minute guided meditation on developing a secure base by Josh Korda from Dharmapunx NYC. This isn't really Buddhist studies but Josh is an empowered Buddhist teacher. I've listened to Josh and read his articles here and there over the years. He seems to be the real deal. I highly recommend this talk even if you've never been in a toxic relationship yourself. It can help explain why people who are in toxic relationships (whether it be romantic, a close friendship or familial) have such a hard time getting out of them. I personally didn't do the guided meditation but it might be helpful to you or someone you know.
Philosophy and Philology in Edo Commentaries on Dōgen's Shōbōgenzō, SOAS University of London
From the description: "The Shōbōgenzō 正法眼蔵 by Dōgen (1200-1253), founder of the Sōtō Zen sect in medieval Japan, has become one of the best-known East Asian Buddhist texts because its intricate evocation and eloquent elucidation of Chinese Chan sources in Japanese vernacular emphasizes a dynamic view of reality and multi-perspectival approach to discourse. However, there remain many misconceptions about the formation and structure of the text, especially in terms of how, when, where, and why it was written. The aim of this lecture is to correct one of the main areas of oversight by highlighting the role of more than six dozen Edo-period commentaries neglected in Western scholarship, while showing that only through examining these complex materials in terms of their respective approaches to textual hermeneutics involving philosophy and philology can the gap between the author’s intentionality and modern interpretations be bridged."
Ramen ⦁ Randomness
Peace☮ + Pizza🍕