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.