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Halloween, Short History of Early Zen, the Fall of the Empire and BLM, Riggenbach

Halloween, Short History of Early Zen, the Fall of the Empire and BLM, Riggenbach

Halloween: Okay to celebrate? Of course. Without appreciating evil, you can’t appreciate good.

Short History of Zen: Shakyamuni through the Bodhidharma to Hui-Neng: We sketch its earliest history to the seventh century, where it first noticeably took on its mature form. Mahayana Buddhism + Taoism = Zen.

Lightning Segments: Two Russian jokes, Jeff Riggenbach, Albert Jay Nock

Does the Fall Matter? The Fall of the Roman Empire isn’t just interesting for nerds. It tells us something about today’s political issues. If it weren’t for the way the Empire collapsed, we wouldn’t have the Black Lives Matter movement today.

Books mentioned:

Jeff Riggenbach, Why American History Is Not What They Say

Albert Jay Nock, Cogitations (free PDF download)

Jeff Riggenbach, The Libertarian Tradition

D.T. Suzuki, Essays in Zen Buddhism

Other references:

The Libertarian Tradition Podcast

Econtalk: Kevin McKenna on Characters, Plot, and Themes of In the First Circle

Music attribution

The Zombie Dandies, used per the Attribution 4.0 International License. No modifications were made to the songs.

Taoism, Europe in 486, Mo-Fo, Russell Kirk

Taoism, Europe in 486, Mo-Fo, Russell Kirk

Zen, the "Fall" of Rome, Small Talk, Drinking with Commies, More

Zen, the "Fall" of Rome, Small Talk, Drinking with Commies, More