Category Archives: Buddhism in the Movies

Sean Penn: His Good Intentions Missed the Middle Path

I read Sean Penn’s article in the Rolling Stones Magazine. The man has courage, no doubt about it.  I wouldn’t trust that Chapo for all the $$$ in the world. As Sean said, there is a chance that a word … Continue reading

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The Self-less in Face Transplants and Buddhism

What do face transplantation, sex change (‘reassignment’) and mind uploading technology have in common with Buddhism? The answer is the topic of this post, but first, and as a hint, let me get this out of my chest: The most … Continue reading

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The Pleasure Of The Rockhold-Weidman Fight

The latest sports controversy “Should referee Herb Dean have stopped the Rockhold-Weidman fight sooner?”  is an opportunity to think about why we find beauty and pleasure on what is ugly and painful. The answer is in our faulty thinking (cognitive) … Continue reading

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Shutter Island: Moral Therapy, Lobotomies and Mental Illness in Hollywood

This is from The Citywide Mental Health Project. One of the issues treated in the movie is the relation between violence and mental illness. “Treated” is a misnomer, more like ‘used’ to advance the thriller part of the plot. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Equilibrium (movie): The Libertarian Answer to Buddhism (revised)

…It also politicizes Buddhism and equates it with tyranny and with ‘tyrannical’ socialism, no less. Continue reading

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