Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

Engage w/Detention Watch Network

Engage! is dedicating its space on the web to highlight one cause: end the imprisonment and torture of  infants and children in concentration camps on the Souther Border of the … Continue reading

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Get Engaged! Submit Your Beautiful Noise

ENGAGE! IS THE DHARMA OF CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT, social, scientific and spiritual. Our mission is to bring about awakening through the exploration of our deep interconnectedness, our interbeing with the phenomenal world. … Continue reading

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Mahar, Buddhist and Dalit: Religious Conversion and Sociopolitical Emancipation

For those interested in contemporary studies of Ambedkar Buddhism in India, Mahar and Dalit Buddhism, I highly recommend this study published in 2005: Mahar,, Buddhist and Dalit,: Religious conversion and … Continue reading

2020/03/27 · Leave a comment

Buddhist Futures-Love in the Time of Coronavirus

We are approaching what I call the Buddhist Spring 2020. It is a movement to replace hierarchal Neo-liberal Buddhist institutions with communal anarchism and democracy. The series of Buddhist leader … Continue reading

2020/03/25 · 1 Comment

Andre J. Bodhisattva of Beauty

“I was put on this earth to be a bodhisattva, to just glow, emanate love, respect, peace, pizzazz.” Andre J. “I Am Just So Glad You Are Alive”: New Perspectives on … Continue reading

2020/02/24 · 2 Comments

Tsultrim Yarda: Open Source Dharma

Open Source the Shambhala Dharma The following is the letter of explanation for a petition to the Board of Directors of Shambhala International. The petition was started by Tsultrim Yarda, … Continue reading

2020/01/23 · 2 Comments

Climate Change is Changing Us

We’re not going to stop climate change; climate change is going to stop us. What needs to change is not just the externals: the transition from a fossil-fuel based economy … Continue reading

2020/01/20 · Leave a comment

Tahlia: the World Beyond the Temple

[Editor: The following is an excerpt from a post at Tahlia’s blog, Beyond the Temple] Climate Change: The Challenge of the Decade JANUARY 16, 2020 BY TAHLIA I have lots … Continue reading

2020/01/20 · Leave a comment

Pema Chodron Says ‘Enough’

January 16, 2020 – 3:32 pm | Originally published in Shambhala Times Community Newsletter |Permalink | Dear Shambhala Community- This is a letter that Ani Pema Chödrön sent recently to … Continue reading

2020/01/17 · Leave a comment

Nick Cave’s Ghosteen

Nick Cave’s latest album, Ghosteen, is a eulogy for his 15-year-old son Arthur who died after falling from the Ovingdean Gap near Brighton, England. The last song on the double … Continue reading

2020/01/16 · 1 Comment

The Hurricane in Your Cereal Bowl

Philosopher Timothy Morton, who contributed a chapter to the book on Buddhist philosophy called Nothing, takes on the climate crisis from his unique perspective. Zen Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh coined the … Continue reading

2020/01/15 · Leave a comment

After Buddhism: Finding Joy and Fulfillment of Purpose

Another great post by Tahlia from Beyond the Temple on following your inner guru to joy and fulfillment of purpose! Everything she says in this article is exactly what I’ve … Continue reading

2020/01/03 · Leave a comment


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