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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#XR: Regeneration

Two monks from Plum Village who are participants in #XR on some level, offer their insights for Regeneration. Extinction Rebellion added Regeneration as a post-action phase of the whole movement … Continue reading

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Politics and Buddhism in China

[Editor: The following article is from ‘Bitter Winter’, which claims to be a ‘A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China’, written under a pseudonym. The blog seems … Continue reading

2019/07/13 · Leave a comment

Buddhist Futures: Acid Dharma

Acid Dharma is Fractal and Iconoclastic We are witnessing the the demise of institutional Buddhism in North America. Not the end of Buddhist dharma per se, but the end of … Continue reading

2019/07/11 · 1 Comment

Champagne Dub: Sound w/o Intention

‘Drops’ by Champagne Dub Listen/purchase: Drops by Champagne Dub The sound you get when rhythms of various parts of a composition are complementary but not exactly locked into each other. … Continue reading

2019/07/11 · Leave a comment

White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness

[Editor: this article by Emily Bazelon looks at racial politics of the last decade, from Obama to Trump, and how ‘whiteness’ as a racial phenomenon is changing. What happens when … Continue reading

2019/07/11 · Leave a comment

Tiger Lily Sangha

via Tiger Lily Sangha We gleefully announce the naming of our young sangha at Bird Hill Farm: Tiger Lily Sangha. It’s more of a ‘hangha’ than a ‘sangha’. We’re a … Continue reading

2019/07/11 · 3 Comments

Ditching the Raft 2: Interdependence

So here’s the nutshell: the one concept that links everything together in Buddhism and is the ‘unified foundational theory of reality’ (which I never made explicit in the last article) … Continue reading

2019/07/09 · 3 Comments

Fawning and Abuse in Buddhist Institutions

The following article by Sam Dylan Finch is an intimate portrait of the emotional life and relationship style of a person with Complex Developmental Trauma. It is also the emotional … Continue reading

2019/07/08 · Leave a comment

Refuge Recovery: A Pipeline for Predation

Letter from the Board of Directors of Refuge Recovery.org: “As most are aware, the Board of Directors of Refuge Recovery and Noah have had differing views about the path forward. … Continue reading

2019/07/06 · 8 Comments

Myanmar Buddhist threatens to kill LGBTQ

Buddhist monk plays suicide of LGBTQ librarian for laughs “I hate the gays a lot,” he helpfully adds, before asking the audience one last time if there were any gay … Continue reading

2019/07/05 · Leave a comment


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