November 1st, 2004: retired Oscar-winning film
director and author of "Being aBuddha on Broadway." Is it possible to
experience the "Wordless Reality" through the medium of words? This is
the question that captivated Bert Salzman throughout much of his life.
"Being a Buddha on Broadway" contains the touching story of an authentic
spiritual awakening and compassionate presence, in which the author
dedicates his life to help others access the profound stillness of the
naturally peaceful (subtle) mind.
As a result of experiencing a deep mystical transformation that
radically changed him at a very young age, the Academy Award-winning
director decided to give up a lucrative career in film and television to
retire to the French countryside. There, while living in a meditative state
of choiceless awareness. Salzman developed a unique and highly
effective series of attention exercises that are designed to help others
encounter the same inner freedom and peace of mind that he was graced to
This book not only tells Bert Salzman's story; it also is a manual of
transformative ways by which the reader can discover the infinite subtle
mind, which is always vibrantly alive within every human heart.
November 15th, 2004:
Professor Gerard Heather of SFSU gives his Election
November 29, 2004 -- Film Night on the topic of our
commercialized,wasteful society. See parts of the movie Affluenza followed by discussion.
The 27th is actually "Don't Buy Day," and books of interest on
the topic include Julie B.Schor's "Born to Buy: The Commercialized
Child and the New Consumer Culture.'