The Knowledge Base is a collection of entries that forward the philosophy of Abidance.
Bill Murray’s unique adaptation of the Somerset Maugham tale of a spiritual seeker
Wes Nisker’s classic tome on spirituality, widsom, comedy and craziness.
The smartest dude in history is also one of the most easygoing
Mel Brooks’ groundbreaking film of potty humor hid trenchant commentary in its volatile stew
Jeff Bridges’ and his Zen teacher Bernie Glassman’s enlightening dudecratic dialogue on The Big Lebowski and Zen
The highest profile book of the Beat Generation and still one of its most relevant today
The painter of “happy little trees” accidentally became a spiritual counselor to millions
Editor of the Idler Magazine and founder of London’s Idler Academy, Hodgkinson provides pedigreed instructions on how to…
The oldest currently-existing mass religion in the world has been misunderstood and transmogrified, but it contains one…
Hoff ingeniously employed the classic Pooh children’s tales to help illustrate Taoism for the modern man (or bear).
The grand overarching philosophy of which the poses (asanas) are only a small part
The seminal book that explained Dudeism to the world.
Classic movie about individuality and freedom in the 1960s
Prime mover of American Trancendentalism
The paragon of Dudeliness, even if he isn’t a real person
The founder of Cynicism, which is not as cynical (by today’s definition) as it sounds. It’s actually pretty life-affirmi…
Author and seminal progenitor of the 1960s counterculture
John C. Parkin’s profanely profound look at spirituality
Alan Watts’ final book, and perhaps his most powerful. Covers Taoism with wit and insight.
Though mistaken for overindulgence today, Hedonism was a rational approach to life that, like Epicureanism, was far deep…
Viktor Frankl’s philosophy was formed in the furnace of the Holocaust. If he could survive that, we can survive lesser d…
Classic modern stoner comedy that redefined the genre
The Ancient Greek philosophy that posited that the way to happiness was not to hold any fixed judgments
Entertaining and earnest western popularizer of Zen and Taoism
A philosophy that states that the morally correct action is that which produces the most good.
The real dude behind the Dude is a real Dude in real life
Relatively unsung hero of the Beat movement
The American school of philosophy that gave rise to great writers and thinkers like Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman
One of the most philosophical comedians in history, and a major proponent for freedom of speech.
The spiritual sect of which the famous poet Rumi was an adherent.
This double entry covers two similar ancient Greek philosophies, both of which counseled simpler ways of living
American philosopher and humorist
Paul Newman in his stoically comedic and inspiring role
The version of Buddhism that aimed to jettison dogma and consequently appealed to Western intellectuals.
The religion for those opposed to religion is a lot of fun and helps to illuminate the shortcomings of many human belief…
One of the 20th century’s most philosophical and humanistic musicians
Pema Chodron, one of the foremost Western Buddhist teachers helps make Buddhism accessible and practical
Hitchhiked his way into our hearts with his deep and hilarious novels
Introduced the Little Tramp, the original lovable anti-hero
The cutup emerges victorious in this paean to believing in yourself
The Coen brothers’ insightful look at capitalism and creativity
Once one of the most popular Western philosophies, and a cornerstone of Dudeism.
An esoteric branch of Christianity that places emphasis on the mystic path of the seeking individual, rather than via a…
Bill Murray investigates Nietzsche’s philosophy of eternal recurrence. Well, sort of.