I have a vision of how meditation is talked about, taught, shared and practiced that draws from the best of what I have been exposed to and seen happen, a vision that is all about personal empowerment, stripping away dogma and unhelpful taboos, people sharing with each other in ways that are down-to-earth, helpful, and pragmatic, and the vision that it can be done, rather than a dharma world that is mysterious, artificially heirarchical, dogmatic, and secretive. 

I hope you will find information that is supportive of the development of insight and peace in your life. 

New things: 

MCTB is being translated into French by Frederic Giraud and Jessica, and will be updated as more becomes available. 

I will be speaking at the 2012 Buddhist Geeks Conference in Boulder, Colorado, on August 9th-11th. 

A series of 3 videos of a long discussion we had at Cheetah House at Brown University in March of 2011 is linked to in the podcasts

Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha is being translated into Spanish. The Swedish translation is now complete. Many thanks to Andrés Coca Lopez and Ingrid Wennerhag for their ongoing work on those projects. Also, Bernhard Payr is expanding and updating the original translation in German, with many thanks to him as well. 

Also, if you haven't found The Dharma Overground, please check it out, as there is a fine community of helpful, accomplished, aspiring and diligent practitioners there, and its spirit of mutually supportive dharma is wonderful. 

May all beings awaken in this lifetime.