The Strategic Theory of John Boyd

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

The Five Hindrances are one of the most useful and practical numbered lists in the Buddhist canon. They describe common obstacles that arise when we meditate.

Practicing Love

Regular, consistent practice of loving kindness did what I hoped it would. I stopped feeling angry and frustrated all of the time. I felt happier and clearer, and I started acting in kinder ways.

500 Monasteries to Save the World

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.

An Introduction to Buddhism

Buddhism is the most significant influence on my spiritual practice. I’ve found it to be extremely useful and pragmatic. While you don’t have to be a Buddhist to meditate, I strongly encourage dedicated meditation practitioners to earnestly investigate Buddhist teachings with an open mind.