May 20, 2012 Random thoughts of the week, through May 20
On Sundays, I sometimes veer well beyond the law in my blog entries.
On my Twitterpage, https://twitter.com/jonkatz5, and elsewhere, I sometimes jot out news items, legal ideas, and personal ideas of interest. Every week or so I am assembling some of those recent random thoughts.
Check out the mindfulness retreat for those working in the law, at the Blue Cliff Monastery, June 22-24.
Richard Alpert – pre-Ram Dass – discusses LSD.
Ram Dass on awareness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K6lD6EeGBU&NR=1&feature=endscreen
Pema Chodron: This lousy world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buTrsK_ZkvA&feature=relmfu
Wavy Gravy on the SEVA Foundation’s work to return eyesight in 15 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9xRCffH3Vk&list=UUeQyhgSdfAWVPHm_c9hke1Q&index=10&feature=plcp
1973 Folsom interview of Timothy Leary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1qya0V5mlc&feature=related
Timothy Leary and Ram Dass, “The Last Dance”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woSNSAEv_4k
Alan Watts on being vague. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgBo6UeImBA&feature=related
Alan Watts on pain.
Alan Watts on the silent mind.
Alan Watts on the Void. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV3iLso-GTk&feature=relmfu
4th Circuit denies an appeal asserting Confrontation Clause violations.
Va. Ct. App. on the standard for considering a defendant’s motion to withdraw a guilty plea before sentencing. http://www.courts.state.va.us/opinions/opncavwp/0217111.pdf D.C. Cir. reverses dismissal of qui tam action. http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/C7A5B64099D02F98852579FF004E73DC/$file/11-7039-1373743.pdf
Arrestee challenging cop on his Constitutional rights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw1q9rBv7oU&feature=related
Cop wrongfully arresting newspeople covering a simple motor vehicle collision scene.
A cop uses coercive communication and actions to try to get ID when no non-drivers are obligated to have one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdNO10dNqKA&feature=related
Not until long after college graduation did I learn that Ram Dass and i are co-alums.
Ananda Baltrunas spent 20 years in prison on a robbery conviction. He is now a Buddhist monk.
A 2003 meeting of former inmates with the Dalai Lama. http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2003/09/24/the-healing-power-of-meditation.html
Film adapted from the book “Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children” by Thich Nhat Hanh & Plum Village. http://www.indiegogo.com/plantingseedsfilm