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Rojava: the Revolution Now

In the Heart of Syria’s Darkness, a Democratic, Egalitarian and Feminist Society Emerges. [Editor: As the capitalist system collapses, this is the kind of society we need to create in … 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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Boyce-Simms: Multidimensionality

Pamela Boyce-Simms of Buddhist-Quaker shares her exploration of our interaction with the cosmos in a contemplative poem (excerpt): Please observe where your innervision takes you as we focus our attention … Continue reading

2020/11/30 · Leave a comment

Meme: #Raw

I’m beginning a new meta-series on the dharma of aesthetics, called RAW. What is a Buddhist Aesthetics? What is the dharma of aesthetics? Is it meaning? truth? experience? expression? beauty? pleasure? … Continue reading

2020/11/17 · 2 Comments

Young Monks for Democracy

  The pro-democracy monks joining Thailand’s protests KHEMTHONG TONSAKULRUNGRUANG – 16 NOV, 2020 Originally published in New Mandala It is a time of rebellion. Thousands of Thais are marching in … Continue reading

2020/11/16 · Leave a comment

Flatbush Avenue 2 Train

by H. Enrico Blanca   Somewhere in Brooklynit’s about a woman sobbingalone on the subway. It’s about a Guyanese elderpsychologist minister takingclasses to counsel junkies. About a father who kidnapsthe … Continue reading

2020/11/14 · Leave a comment

Thai Monk Calls Out Lack of Ethics, Democracy, Justice in Thai Sangha

A Buddhist Monk Was Accused of Criticizing the Thai King. He Fled the Country. The pro-democracy protests enveloping Thailand are drawing in more monks in an unusual mix of religion and … Continue reading

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Aesthetic Dharma

What is a Buddhist Aesthetics? What is the dharma of aesthetics? Is it meaning? truth? experience? expression? beauty? pleasure? is it conceptual or intuitive? Is a dharma of art better … Continue reading

2020/11/13 · Leave a comment

ReWild the World

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists Restoring 15% of degraded natural lands highly effective for carbon storage and avoiding species extinctions Scientists note the importance of appropriate … Continue reading

2020/11/06 · 1 Comment

They Travel the Spaceways: Reflections on Afrofuturism, Music and Zen Buddhism

They Travel the Spaceways: Reflections on Afrofuturism, Music and Zen Buddhism by Henry T. Blanke  Great Black Music: Ancient to the Future; Art Ensemble of Chicago In the Harlem that … Continue reading

2020/10/24 · Leave a comment

Buddhism and Social Justice

Can Buddhism change society? Celebrating the 64th Dhammachakra Pravartan Day, the Conversion of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar- October 14th 2020.  (Editor: On September 20, 2020, I became a Mitra of … Continue reading

2020/10/17 · Leave a comment

Walk Free To End Slavery

29 million girls, women victims of modern slavery: report Edith M. Lederer  Published Saturday, October 10, 2020 TANZANIA — A new report estimates that 29 million women and girls are … Continue reading

2020/10/10 · Leave a comment

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