Home - The website and the movie, THRIVE, are the result of Foster Gamble's lifelong quest to discover how human beings can thrive on Planet Earth. The Science of Awakening. Buddhist teacher Ken McLeod called it a “historic moment.” But the first Buddhist Geeks conference, held at the University of the West near Los Angeles over three days last July, began with a more modest goal: discussing topics raised on the Buddhist Geeks website ( buddhistgeeks.com ) and in its podcasts. Buddhist Geeks was created out of curiosity, cofounder Vincent Horn told the 200-plus participants on opening day. TED: Ideas worth spreading. Home. Sputnik Observatory For the Study of Contemporary Culture.