Sunday, November 28, 2010

Heads-up for 28 November 2010

Beyond the Book
‘Content’ Get A Rules Book
“When everything else fails, read the instructions.” That was the sage advice of the Sage of Concord, Henry David Thoreau. Chris Kenneally has just finished reading the instructions for content creation and distribution in the digital age, as written by two pioneers in online communications. This week, he speaks with co-authors Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman of Content Rules: How To Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars, and More that Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business, which will be published tomorrow, Tuesday, November 30, in the New Rules Social Media series from Wiley.
(review, feed)

Dharma teaching by Gil Fronsdal.
(review, feed)

Pasajes de la Historia
Johannes Kepler Vs. Tycho Brahe
En Enemigos Íntimos, Juan Antonio Cebrián nos cuenta el enfrentamiento entre Johannes Kepler y Tycho Brahe.
(review, feed)

Gates to Joy - Jack Kornfield

Most of the time the Buddhist podcast Zencast can be enjoyed best with the beginner's mind. Just listen in and let the podcast deliver what it has to deliver. You can pick and choose on the way what fits your needs and preferences. The latest teaching by Jack Kornfield about joy and what can be the causes for joy surely is not different. (feed)

However, if you have the mind for it, you can also try to listen while being prepared. Kornfield is applying his usual undulating style, larded with seemingly impromptu shoart narratives, but in hindsight you will find he systematically went through what he sees as the gates to joy and you may want to grab that list and recall them, as soon as you get to the end.

What he suggests by then is a nice recipe for you, how to tap into joy and it goes like this: first of all stick with those gates that work for you best and be with them at all times as much as possible. But while you are at it, why not give try at the others as well. When I finished the podcast on the first hearing, I felt I fumbled with my beginner's mind and wondered, what were the others again?

More Zencast:
Jack Kornfield - Zencast,
Engaging in the path,
Gil Fronsdal on speech,
Right effort,