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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Climate ‘Worst Case Scenario’ is Reality

[Note: For decades, scientists predicted ‘worst case scenarios’ for climate change as the low-probability outliers, when it’s what actually happened. New climate models published this year have readjusted climate predictions … Continue reading

2019/11/12 · Leave a comment

Action Research and the People’s Wisdom

I just started working at a climate research think tank at Worcester State University (yay! I got a job!). It’s called Climate Action Research Network. Our mission is to produce … Continue reading

2019/11/08 · 4 Comments

Moore and Patel: The Ideology of Cheap Stuff

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet by Raj Patel (Author), Jason W. Moore (Author), July 2018 Booked … Continue reading

2019/11/04 · Leave a comment

Non-Buddhism Non-plussed

Glenn: Here’s my latest thinking on your Non-Buddhism argument, esp. with regard to Laruelle and the Real. Simply this: there is no other kind of Buddhism other than X-Buddhism. (I … Continue reading

2019/11/04 · 2 Comments

Nafeez Ahmed: XR’s Flawed Core Strategy

Editor: I have a great deal of respect for social scientist Nafeez Ahmed and have been following his critical work on the crisis of civilization for several years. In this … Continue reading

2019/10/29 · 3 Comments

Sensei Alex Kakuyo: Race and Gender in American Buddhism

Recently, I had the great honor and privilege of participating in The Gathering II: Buddhist Sangha of Black African Descent. The event was a week-long retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation … Continue reading

2019/10/28 · Leave a comment

Yazz Ahmed: Polyhymnia

Yazz Ahmed is a British-Bahraini trumpet player and composer. Through her music, she seeks to blur the lines between jazz, Arabic folk and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds … Continue reading

2019/10/14 · Leave a comment

Yama Buddha: Nepalese Rapper

Yama Buddha WAS a brilliant Nepalese rapper, but sad to say, he died in 2017 at age 29. Cause of death: suicide, death by hanging. His rap was amazingly sensitive … Continue reading

2019/10/09 · Leave a comment

Kendall: Meditation for Climate Strike for Immigration Justice

Meditation for Climate and Immigration, September 29, 2019 On behalf of Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Kendall was asked to lead a meditation at the Climate Strike for Immigration Justice in … Continue reading

2019/10/01 · Leave a comment

Launching Dharamaecology

I am relaunching the Dharma Nerds blog as Dharmaecology, although the URL is the same. for now. You might consider Dharmaecology as Ditching the Raft #5. So here goes: What is Dharmaecology? … Continue reading

2019/09/29 · Leave a comment


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