Buddhist Geeks received a wonderful write-up last week in the Los Angeles Times. The article was entitled, “Buddhist wonks? No, Buddhist Geeks”
Mitchell Landsberg, the author of the piece, joined us at the Buddhist Geeks Conference and afterwards we did an interview at the 18th St. Coffeeshop in Santa Monica. This coffeeshop is rumored to be owned by Bob Dylan, but from the extensive online research I’ve conducted that rumor appears to be false (geek, what?). Still, it was a great place to chat with Mitchell, and he asked some really penetrating questions about my personal story, about how Buddhist Geeks arose, how it has changed over the years. The dude definitely knows how to ask good questions, and I found myself feeling quite comfortable speaking with him, like we were long-time friends. No doubt the post-conference high was also a factor.
In any case, I was thrilled that the LA Times decided to feature us. It’s amazing to me how far Buddhist Geeks has come, and by extension how far I’ve come, in the last few years. I’m so grateful to all the people who have been instrumental in making this project happen. Although I’m sort of the voice behind Buddhist Geeks (right now), I’m definitely not alone in making it happen, and as things unfold I suspect that will be more and more true. My sincere hope is that we’re able to skillfully use this media attention to continue our mission of helping serve the convergence of Buddhism with modern technology and culture.