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Announcing Our New Podcast (and Session III is here)!!!

The Ordinary Mind Meditation Course has now gone out in podcast form! Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts (like here), click the link on the right side of this page, or follow on SoundCloud!

Here’s a small introduction ramble I made for the new podcast:


And also, Session III is here, and this time – all about Compassion. And none of that sticky, corny stuff. It’s the cutting-edge, hardcore, brutally-self-honest kind of compassion that we’re all about.

Check it out HERE.

Or Here.

or here.


Or just here:

My first major influence was my grandmother Chaviva Dimenstein, who taught me violin. Even when I switched to guitar, because the violin was annoying to me, and finally to double bass, she still spent many hours every day helping me get better at music. In addition to her, I was blessed to study with many more great teachers, a rare thing to find. Most of them were not bass players at all, but supreme musicians who showed me the most important thing- we don’t learn music in order to play an instrument; we learn an instrument in order to play music. I have been practicing Buddhadharma since about 2008. I started out in a Theravada context, again learning from outstandingly inspiring teachers, then I practiced some Zen, and now I study and practice Vajrayana (Kagyu) and Chan Buddhism (Linji Lineage of HsuYun). My highest aspiration and greatest inspiration is the actual pursuit of happiness- that means my own happiness as well as that of all others.

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