Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

Burma: The Revolution Now

For more info: Twitter #whatshappeninginmyanmar The people of Myanmar, comprised of not just Burmese Buddhists, but dozens of diverse ethnic, linguistic and religious groups, are fighting for and end to … 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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Blast from the Past: Lone Buddhist Manifesto

Occasionally I come across articles I published years ago which are no longer available on the current state of the blog, so I repost them. This reprint contains a manifesto … Continue reading

2021/12/24 · Leave a comment

Caste and Race-Overlaps and Disjunctures

This article in Himal Southasian journal by Michael and Varghese reviews Isabel Wilkerson’s book, Caste: the Origin of Our Discontent. The authors make a thorough critique of Wilkerson’s comparison of … Continue reading

2021/12/20 · Leave a comment

Honoring bell hooks

Bell Hooks, Black feminist author, activist and professor, and Buddhist practitioner, has died at the age of 69. I want to especially honor her passing today because she was a … Continue reading

2021/12/16 · Leave a comment

BBC 100 Women 2021

BBC 100 Women 2021: Who is on the list this year? Manjula Pradeep Place of birth: India Human-rights activist @manjulahpradeep Pradeep is a convert to Buddhism, following Dr. Ambedkar.

2021/12/11 · Leave a comment

Practicing Anarchism

I had a chance to respond to a post by Reed, an anarchist friend of mine, about my practice of Anarchism. He was posting about a course by the brilliant … Continue reading

2021/12/07 · Leave a comment

Burma: the Revolution Now

The Civil Disobedience Movement in Myanmar against the Military Dictatorship has been non-stop, day and night since Feb. 1, 2021. The people of Myanmar are relentless; they will not give … Continue reading

2021/12/02 · Leave a comment

21st Century Buddhists

This article is a transcript of a talk given by the 14th Dalai Lama in November 2010 to former Dharamsala residents from the West, in Dharamsala, India; transcribed by Sean … Continue reading

2021/11/27 · Leave a comment

XR: How to Stop the Climate Crisis in 6 Months

I wasn’t going to watch this video by Roger Hallam of Extinction Rebellion, because I thought it was absurd: how can you stop the Climate Crisis in 6 months? But … Continue reading

2021/11/09 · Leave a comment


Indigenous Leaders at the Frontlines of Environmental Justice October 11, 2021¬†Giulia C.S. Good Stefani originally published by NRDC The fight for a healthier planet is inextricably bound up with Indigenous … Continue reading

2021/10/12 · Leave a comment

To Whom It May Concern

Check out this stunning Rap/Soul track in Thai, “To Whom It May Concern”, released by Rap Against Dictatorship, #MilkTeaAlliance.

2021/10/08 · Leave a comment


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I do Tai Chi with Paul Read, the Teapot Monk, @ 21st Century Tai Chi Academy https://www.21stcenturytaichi.com/academy/89szm