I’ve looked to the Ender’s Game series for clarity about difficult topics, like character, psychology, ethics, leadership, and strategy. In this post I’ll tease out certain lessons I’ve found in Ender’s Game about the issues closest to my heart.
In this post, I will review David Loy’s life and work, and attempt to summarize the main claims he makes across his books.
Over the last couple of years, I have become very interested in the skill of reading other people. Reading people is useful in every area of life that involves other people, which is almost every…
At the Monastic Academy, we are developing our own unique style of Circling, informed by Buddhism and monastic practice.
Circling is sometimes described as a kind of interpersonal meditation, where the focus space is relationships and social interactions, rather than something like body sensations.
Boyd was one of the greatest military strategists of all time, alongside Sun Tzu and Karl von Clausewitz. In this post, I synthesize my own research and understanding of Boyd’s account of strategy in general.
The Five Hindrances are one of the most useful and practical numbered lists in the Buddhist canon.
In this post, I describe how loving kindness practice made me happier, and how you can start practicing it, too.
Ten months after I started training at the Monastic Academy, my teacher, Soryu Forall, gave a talk that completely changed my perspective on what our organization was doing and what it was aiming for.
This post introduces Buddhism, an extremely useful and pragmatic spiritual tradition.