Vincent Horn

Bringing Meditation to Life

Winston-Salem, NC

Vincent Horn


The New Wave of Psychedelics in Buddhist Practice

Matteo Pistono takes a close look at how some Buddhist teachers are not only turning toward psychedelics in their practice, but also making it a part of their teaching.
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How to meditate on psychedelics with Vincent Horn of

“Meditators are psychonauts,” says Vincent Horn, a Buddhist teacher and podcaster who has lately explored the common threads in Buddhist and psychedelic communities and practices. “There is that general interest in exploring further reaches of one’s consciousness that is shared between the two disciplines, that unites them and, in some cases, connects them.”.
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The Shifting Landscape of Buddhism in America

Ann Gleig takes a far-reaching look at how Buddhism and the conversations within it are changing in the twenty-first century.
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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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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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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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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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Buddhism in the Internet Age

As we plunge more deeply into the Internet Age, the question of how rapid technological innovation is changing our understanding and practice of Buddhism naturally comes to the fore. None of us is exempt from the challenge of maintaining presence in the midst of an always-on digital environment.
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Coming to Terms With Humanity's Inevitable Union With Machines

“Wisdom is seeing through false identities,” notes Vincent Horn, co-founder of Buddhist Geeks, the wildly popular podcast and now annual conference. “Wisdom is seeing through the ways in which we cling to conceptions of who we are and what the world is that are out of synch with how things are functioning.”
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Time for a Talk: Don't Let Your Phone Be a Selfish Boyfriend (or Girlfriend)

You know the type. Demanding. Probably fun and good looking. But also completely unavailable except when he (or she ) wants to be. He takes all your time but then is never there with a hug when you need one. Don’t let the technology in your life become that manipulative boyfriend it took you five breakups to finally ditch.
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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 Zander.