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Speaker Submissions

Speaker Submissions are now closed–as of March 31st–but voting remains open through the remainder of April, so go check out the submission videos below and let us know which talks you think would be most interesting to hear this year.

We will select three speakers to present at this year’s Buddhist Geeks Conference, October 16 – 19, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado. Speakers will receive a complimentary ticket to attend the conference plus lodging during their stay with us at the Millennium Harvest House hotel.

Buddhist Geeks Conference 2014

Buddhist Geeks Conference 2014

Want to speak at the Buddhist Geeks Conference October 16 - 19, 2014 in Boulder, CO? Speakers will be selected according to the interest they receive, so please vote for the speaker you'd like to see most at the BG Conference 2014. For updates on #bgeeks14 follow us @BuddhistGeeks

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    Here Comes the Sun: Achieving Awakening Without the Dark Night

    Here Comes the Sun: Achieving Awakening Without the Dark Night

    Many see the "dark night of the soul" as an inevitable hurdle on the path to Awakening. But the important thing to know is that it doesn't have to be. As a meditation teacher, I have integrated the latest research in psychology and cognitive neuroscience with traditional teachings to create an in-depth model of the mind, as well as complete step-by-step instructions for meditation, from your first sit all the way to mastery of the deepest absorptions. It's possible to achieve profound results quickly – and without having to wallow through a terrifying dark night. dharmatreasure.com

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    77 Voting...
    The Four Facets of Personal and Spiritual Transformation

    The Four Facets of Personal and Spiritual Transformation

    These four facets or dimensions of personal and spiritual growth really are complementary and yet independent factors in which we each have our own strengths and weaknesses. I half-jokingly say that if a person is high on any one of them we can mistake him or her for a "spiritual person", pointing to the fact that such excellence can co-exist with fairly major deficits or problems with a persons way of being in the world. This has been a very useful framework for me and my clients and I hope you will have the opportunity to experience its utility in your own journey. For more about me and my work on the purification facet, check out http://www.bioemotiveframework.com

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    37 Voting...
    Shinnyo meditation & Communication technology

    Shinnyo meditation & Communication technology

    A talk about a modern form of meditation based on a private and individual guidance through words of compassion and wisdom pronounced by a meditation guide. The conference proposal will question how this interaction is made possible through a network, at a distance ? How this might change drastically the way our Buddhist teachings are spread in the future ?

    by Christian Warocquier on 2014-03-31.

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    99 Voting...
    Higher Tech drives Higher Morals by Carter Smith

    Higher Tech drives Higher Morals by Carter Smith

    Our accelerating evolution of higher technology drives us to (or allows) higher morality. Preview of presentation at the 2014 Buddhist Geeks conference. CarterSmith@alum.MIT.edu "Living our human life as an adventure, not a trial - www.CarterSmith.net

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    52 Voting...
    Debugging the Source Code of the Dharma

    Debugging the Source Code of the Dharma

    In this presentation I'll discuss how certain teachings, as they were passed down from generation to generation, sometimes in a context where little or no meditative practice was being carried on, became misinterpreted. I'll discuss the need to acknowledge inconsistencies in traditional formulations, and outline some tools that can help us to "debug" our source code — the teachings.

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    51 Voting...
    Engineering Enlightenment, Hacking Consciousness, and Applied Contemplative Science

    Engineering Enlightenment, Hacking Consciousness, and Applied Contemplative Science

    Mikey Siegel
    Talk proposal for Buddhist Geeks Conference 2014 www.biofluent.com
    www.mikeysiegel.com

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    The Zen of Realisations - Chopping Wood Before & After

    The Zen of Realisations - Chopping Wood Before & After

    -How the true face of spirituality is as beautiful as it is ugly.

    We all have expectations of what we believe spirituality and spiritual realisations will bring. Most of this is mashed together with religious rhetoric and dogma, designed to control the masses. For example all the rules laid down by religious systems have backed behind them the suggestion that this is what 'GOD' wants you to do.

    What can be added or subtracted from the oneness -

    This is the Zen pathless path through the gate-less gate

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    53 Voting...
    The Phenomenology of Awakening: Matthew O'Connell (Buddhist Geeks 2014?)

    The Phenomenology of Awakening: Matthew O'Connell (Buddhist Geeks 2014?)

    http://posttraditionalbuddhism.com

    Here's my video submission for the Buddhist Geeks Conference 2014. I briefly cover my thoughts on imagining awakening beyond Buddhism, using a post-traditional framework. Enjoy!

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    17 Voting...
    Ryan Spielman - Lonely Guru - Music & Comedy

    Ryan Spielman - Lonely Guru - Music & Comedy

    Hi Buddhist Geeks! I want to be the musical entertainment for the conference! My name is Ryan Spielman. I'm a musician & comedian. My live performances engage the audience with rock, blues, folk, humour, audience participation and stand-up comedy. My music has hints of philosophy, psychology, spirituality and satire. I want to make people think and make people laugh.
    Check out my songs on my website
    You can watch my videos on Youtube

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    Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment by Jay Michaelson

    Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment by Jay Michaelson

    Here's a two-minute video about my book, "Evolving Dharma," which is also what I'd like to talk about! - Jay Michaelson

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    34 Voting...
    Buddha in Dairyland

    Buddha in Dairyland

    The epic story of the events that set the stage for the flourishing of Buddhism in America is told in a multimedia presentation by Charles Pierson and Martin Saunders. Many of these events took place in Madison, Wisconsin. Based on the ebook to be published in 2014.

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    Killing Time

    Killing Time

    Bob Cornell

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    The Applied Practice of an American Householder

    The Applied Practice of an American Householder

    This talk will share the practice and perspective of my year long investigation of how to apply traditional teaching and contemplative practice in the context of daily life.

    Amy Donahue
    http://dialecticalamy.com/blog/category/living-practice-2/
    https://twitter.com/amyedonahue

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    BIONIC AWAKENING @ ECHO ROCK NEUROTHERAPY

    BIONIC AWAKENING @ ECHO ROCK NEUROTHERAPY

    Echo Rock Neurotherapy Clinic observations on changing habits and dependent origination after Low Energy Neurofeedback treatment

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    WAKING BUDDHA

    WAKING BUDDHA

    WAKING BUDDHA, based on research for a non-fiction feature length film we tell the story of the meditation movement, "spiritual intelligence' and Buddhism’s relationship to today’s new aware-consciously engaged culture and advocacy for a sustainable future.

    ARE WE WAKING UP OR BECOMING BETTER NARCISSISTS?

    A new socially evolved paradigm answers the question.

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    Gamechanging

    Gamechanging

    Videogames and meditation - Robin Arnott

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    factors of awakening

    factors of awakening

    Video of Buddhist talk bvy MJ O' Cinnell

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    How To Build Wealth and Wealth Beyond Money Mindfully

    How To Build Wealth and Wealth Beyond Money Mindfully

    Mindfulness exercises, Money contemplations, and awareness of how we all use and benefit from the economic exchanges that happen everyday to build real lasting wealth for ourselves and our planet.

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    John Bass: Mindful Money Guy 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference

    John Bass: Mindful Money Guy 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference

    Speaker for the 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference.(with your vote!) Please visit www.buddhistgeeks.com to vote for Mindful Money Guy! Visit the website www.mindfulmoneyguy.com or the Facebook or twitter page, You can also listen to the Podcast on Itunes and/or Sticher Radio. Enjoy!

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