Thursday, March 27, 2014

Via JMG: Mozilla Staffers Launch Twitter Campaign Demanding Resignation Of New CEO

Mozilla Staffers Launch Twitter Campaign Demanding Resignation Of New CEO

Technology news site ArsTechnica reports that numerous Mozilla staffers are today tweeting demands for the resignation of CEO Brendan Eich.

This morning, a number of Mozilla employees took to Twitter with a united, nearly simultaneous message to new Mozilla Foundation CEO Brendan Eich: "Step down." Brendan Eich's Prop 8 donations come to light, and internal response is mixed. The internal response began this morning with two tweets from Mozilla Open Badges project lead Chris McAvoy. "I love @mozilla but I'm disappointed this week." He then made a more pronounced declaration: "I'm an employee of @mozilla and I'm asking @brendaneich to step down as CEO." Within minutes, many other Mozilla employees followed suit, using similar language or copying each other's statements outright. Those included Mozilla Festival curator Chloe Vareldi, partnerships lead John Bevan, designer Jessica Klein, and engagement team member Sydney Moyer. McAvoy added that he feels fortunate to work at a company like Mozilla, "where I can say that without fear of retribution."
(Tipped by JMG readers Joel and Marc)

Reposted from Joe Jervis

Tricycle Enlightening Conversations

Enlightening Conversations

A New Series
Exploring the Intersection of Buddhism & Psychoanalysis

May 9-10, 2014
Friday 6pm - 9pm & Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
New York Blood Center
310 East 67th St, New York

In this groundbreaking series, there will be no prepared papers from any speakers. Instead, there will be structured conversation that is open and impromptu. You are welcome to join the conversation between the audience and the speakers whether or not you have knowledge or experience of Buddhism or psychoanalysis. If you have an interest in what these two contemplative disciplines do, please consider joining us.
Opportunities and Obstacles in Human Awakening” is the debut conference of the Enlightening Conversations series, in which psychoanalysts and Buddhist teachers will speak openly and honestly about the nitty-gritty of liberation.
Hosted by Enlightening Conversations founder and director, Polly Young-Eisendrath.
Featuring: Polly Young-Eisendrath | Henry Shukman | Pat Enkyo O'Hara Roshi | Jeffrey Rubin | Shoji Muramoto | Pilar Jennings | Robert Caper | James Shaheen | Grace Schireson | Robert Chodo Campbell | Nancy Cater | Deon Van Zyl | Melvin Miller | Deborah Luepnitz | Morgan Stebbins
7.5 CECs are available for those who attend the program in its entirety. The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education. The IRSJA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Visit Tricycle for more information or
All tickets must be purchased online. No tickets will be sold at the door.
With thanks to our conference co-sponsors:
Tricycle: Awake in the World

Via Daily Dharma

Integrating Realization | March 27, 2014

Spiritual realization is relatively easy compared with the much greater difficulty of actualizing it, integrating it fully into the fabric of one’s daily life. Realization is the movement from personality to being, the direct recognition of one’s ultimate nature, leading toward liberation from the conditioned self, while actualization refers to how we integrate that realization in all the situations of our life. 
—John Welwood, "The Psychology of Awakening"