Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Full Speech: Jim Carrey's Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation

Here’s Colbert on the gay marriage juggernaut, followed by his interview with Olson and Boies:

Via Good News Network

A 64 year-old man in Istanbul decided to brighten the neighborhood by painting rainbow colors on some wide, gray, crumbling stairs. When municipal officials sent workers after nightfall to hurriedly repaint the steps gray, a quiet revolution started on Twitter. Not only did volunteers come out to repaint those stairs that Huseyin Cetinel had spent hundreds of dollars on, they painted other stairs and walkways in cities around Turkey, posting photos on social media. A Pandora's Box of color had unwittingly been opened.

VIDEO at Good News Network:

Photo credit: Gürol Demirutku

Via Daily Dharma

Why Meditate on Skeletons? | June 17, 2014

In urging his followers to meditate on skeletons and bloody remains, the Buddha was advocating consciousness, not disdain for the body. When we are aware of all the intricate processes and parts that make up our bodies, we are less likely to identify the overall image as 'me.' Disdain for our bodies is, in fact, born not of detachment but of identification.
—Hannah Tennant-Moore, "Not Our Bodies, Not Ourselves"