Vincent Horn

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Vincent Horn


Programmers say this Buddhist Bitcoin could “disrupt religion”

Users would be able to earn “Karma Coins” by meditating and teaching Buddhism. The coins could be spent within a special Buddhist community called the “Lotos Network.”. A group of Buddhist programmers says it’s time for the world’s first cryptocurrency-based spiritual community, built using “blockhain,” the booming new technology that makes Bitcoin and hundreds of other cryptocurrencies possible.
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The Great Unbundling

In this session, Vince Horn and I discuss the radical sense of experimentation, the Great Unbundling of the Dharma, ways the mindfulness and awareness practices complement each other—which is turning out to be something of a theme on the show lately—, the perhaps greatly exaggerated reports of the death of Buddhism, what Buddhism and meditation can offer the Silicon Valley worldview. as well as a scintillating juvenile foray into enlightened scatology.
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The Psychedelia Podcast Interview

Vincent Horn is a meditation and awareness expert, and used to run the popular Buddhist Geeks podcast. He talks to us about his new teaching platform (, and explains how meditation can help us reach balance in our lives. We hear about Vince’s psychedelic experiences, and the parallels he sees between meditation and psychedelics.
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11 Buddhist iPhone Apps to Help Recognize You Don’t Really Need a Buddhist iPhone App

Sam Littlefair learns why there are so few Buddhist apps and how — even if they’re not totally necessary — they might help you on your spiritual journey. I select Stop, Breathe & Think on my iPad, and the app opens to a friendly drawing of a meditator, next to a large “Begin” button, which I tap. I’m swept into my guided meditation.
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10% Happier Interview with Dan Harris

Vince Horn, the co-founder of Buddhist Geeks, says when he reached nirvana, he found it "disappointing" and "anti-climactic," which set him on a new journey to map his experience... Read more »
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Open-uri20161011-3-1u4jq4v_profile Interview with Robert Wright

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Mindrolling – Ep.160 – Buddhist Geeks with Vincent Horn

Raghu gets the opportunity to chat with new found friend Vincent Horn, host of the Buddhist Geeks podcast. They discuss the interplay of technology and spiritual experience. In what ways do the internet, smartphones, and emerging technologies affect our spiritual practice and how can we utilize them to their greatest potential?
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Zen and the Art of Zombie Killing: A Buddhist Anti-Tech Manifesto

I’d like to argue that in developing techniques of personal resilience—and building movements of communal resistance—the net-addicted zombie would do well to consider the lessons of Buddhism, a tradition that has examined human consciousness for millennia with the express goal of understanding and neutralizing excess desires.
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Ready for a Virtual Reality?

It won’t be long before you can slip on a headset and enter a new dharma realm. But, says Vincent Horn, we should watch our step. that’s the term used by the makers of virtual reality (“VR”) to describe how immersive it feels when you’re in one of their simulated three-dimensional environments. It’s the visceral feeling of actually being somewhere.
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Buddhify Your Android

Need some calm in your life? Feeling spiritually dissatisfied? Maybe it’s your job, city, love life. Maybe the world is out of whack—politically, economically, or environmentally. Maybe it’s the constant barrage of information and shallow exchanges you face spending hours each day online. Maybe it’s just the human condition.
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Tuning In to Technodelics

Modern Monk Vincent Horn talks about Technodelics: the convergence of contemplative wisdom with next generation hardware to usher in a new era of interest in consciousness.
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Buddhist Geeks On Meditation In The Modern World

Vincent Horn imagines a future in which instead of yoga studios on every corner, there will be "technodelic meditation training centers." Altering consciousness will be an activity that is not largely reserved for the weekend, but a routine part of the business day. Go in, strap on some devices, get into the state of consciousness you desire for the tasks of the day ahead, and head off to work with a clear and focused mind.
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Vincent Horn

Vincent Horn is part of a new generation of teachers translating age-old wisdom into 21st century code. A computer engineering dropout turned modern monk, Vincent spent his 20s co-founding and running Buddhist Geeks while doing a full year of silent meditation practice. Having come back to the world with open hands he continues to podcast and teach through Buddhist Geeks and helps hack minds at Vincent has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was honored to be featured in Wired UK’s “Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world.” He is married to the super-fly Emily Horn and is father to a little boy named Zander.