Saturday, 4 August 2012

The Buddhist Geeks Conference! 9-11 August

Free Live Stream of the Buddhist Geeks Conference!

The Buddhist Geeks are doing great things and are directly responsible for radically improving my understanding of Buddhism, and its place in the contemporary West, and also my hope that Buddhism will manage to evolve into a truly radical form of practise, able to meet the needs of serious, western practitioners.
Living in Europe and having too many commitments of my own, attending their conference in person has been out of the question. This year there sense of generosity has sky rocketed and they are sharing the results of their efforts by broadcasting a live stream of much of the conference content. Many of the talks will be broadcast at a reasonable time for those of us living in Europe, so follow the link below and sign up. It doesn't cost a penny. 

From their site: 
'The Buddhist Geeks conference is almost sold out – but you can attend online, right from the comfort of your own home. To make this historic event even more accessible to our global community, this year we are happy to announce our complimentary live streaming and on demand video feeds, which will give you access to many of the extraordinary talks and moments that make our annual conference so geeky and special. Sign up today to receive access to #bgeeks12 online here!'

And here's the schedule:

Day 1: Thursday, August 9th ///// UMC

4:00 – 6:30pm
Event Registration
University Memorial Center (UMC) Lobby, University of Colorado
7:00 – 7:15pm
Welcome to Buddhist Geeks Conference 2012
Vincent Horn, Buddhist Geeks
7:15 – 8:30pm
The Future of Buddhism, Which is Now: Does Buddhism Have to Die to Be Reborn in the West?
Lama Surya Das, American Lama

Day 2: Friday, August 10th ///// UMC

8:00 – 9:00am
Buddhayana Yoga: The Yogic Art of Sitting, Standing, & Walking with Sofia Diaz, Hatha Yoga Master
Guided Meditation with Hokai Sobol, Shingon Teacher
Silent Meditation – Self-led
9:30 – 11am
Buddhist Geeks Live: Session One
Creativity Without Grasping with Martine Batchelor, Buddhist Teacher & Author
McLuhan and Buddhism: How is the Medium Changing the Message? with Ken McLeod, Buddhist Teacher & Executive Coach
Mindful Binge Drinking and Blobology: The Promises and Perils of Contemplative Neuroscience with Willoughby Britton, Contemplative Scientist
It’s a Jungle in There: What We Can Learn from the Naturalists with Daniel Ingram, Practical Dharma Teacher
11:30 – 12:30pm
Buddhist Geeks Live: Session Two
Geeks of Action: Balancing the Mat and the World with Matt Flannery, CEO
Selling the Dharma with Tami Simon, Sounds True CEO
Practice, Play, and Products with Rohan Gunatillake, Meditation by Design
2:15 – 4:00pm
Buddhist Geeks Unplugged: Session One
Facilitated by YOU!
4:30 – 5:30pm
D.I.Y. Buddhism: What’s New Now?
Roundtable moderated by Ken McLeod. Panel members include: Stephen Batchelor, Kelly Sosan Bearer, & Hokai Sobol.
7:30 – 8:30pm
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg
Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist
8:30 – 10:00pm
Comedy and Musical Performance
Stuart Davis, Writer-Director-Actor-Comedian-Songwriter

Day 3: Saturday, August 11th ///// UMC

8:00 – 9:00am
Buddhayana Yoga: The Yogic Art of Sitting, Standing, & Walking with Sofia Diaz, Hatha Yoga Master
Guided Meditation with Hokai Sobol, Shingon Teacher
Silent Meditation, Self-led
9:30 – 10:30am
Buddhist Geeks Live: Session Three
After Enlightenment: Social Change and Intimacy with Michael Stone, Buddhist Activist
Living in the Heart of the Human Predicament with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, Buddhist Teacher & Author
Aesthetic/Anesthetic: Art, Geek, and Phenomena with Robert Spellman, Contemplative Artist
11:00 – 12:00pm
Reinventing Buddhism: The Role of Innovation in a Rapidly Changing World
Roundtable moderated by Vincent Horn. Panel members include: David Loy, Rohan Gunatillake, & Juliette Melton.
1:45 – 3:00pm
Buddhist Geeks Unplugged
Facilitated by YOU!
3:15 – 4:15pm
Buddhism and the Art of Imagining
Stephen Batchelor, Buddhist Author
4:15 – 5:00pm
Buddhist Geeks 2012 Conference Closing
Vincent Horn, Buddhist Geeks
8:00 – 12:00am
Buddhist Geeks After-Party
DJ Sosan, Mike Redmer, and dj rekluse!

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