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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Sri Lanka: the Protest Continues

Sri Lanka’s new interim president is longtime politician maligned by protesters Protesters demand new voices, but International Monetary Fund wants stability as it mulls bailout The Associated Press · Posted: Jul 20, … Continue reading

2022/08/10 · Leave a comment

Sri Lanka: the Crisis Continues

The next two posts are articles from the Canadian Broadcasting Company on the continuing economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka. The first is the continuing dire situation for the … Continue reading

2022/08/10 · Leave a comment

Burma Update: Junta Losing Power to Resistance

This month marks 18 months since the Myanmar military coup. However, the military is failing to maintain its power. More and more territory is slipping out of the military’s control. Meanwhile … Continue reading

2022/08/07 · Leave a comment

Sri Lanka: Voices of the People 2

As I began to investigate the situation in Sri Lanka, I wasn’t sure that there was the same kind of profound social revolution that is happening in Myanmar. The Burmese … Continue reading

2022/07/22 · Leave a comment

Sri Lanka: Voices of the People 1

The next two articles share the experiences of people who are in the fight for democracy and human rights in Sri Lanka. The first is a person reporting in a … Continue reading

2022/07/22 · Leave a comment

Reproductive Control is Natural

The following article by an evolutionary biologist (Boston Globe) is the best argument I’ve seen for explaining why female mammalian reproductive choice is both natural and necessary. Reproductive choice is … Continue reading

2022/07/22 · Leave a comment

Sri Lanka: The Revolution Now?

I delayed reporting on the story of the overthrow of the Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka, because 1) it was happening so fast, and  2) because I was so blown … Continue reading

2022/07/19 · 2 Comments

Pussy Riot: Women are the Next Revolution

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina on Putin’s crimes and her years of resistance “It’s very dangerous to totalitarianism if the women rise up. That’s another revolution” Zoe Williams When Pussy Riot’s … Continue reading

2022/07/13 · 2 Comments

Quest for Freedom

The following is a poem by an anonymous author from Myanmar, speaking to the struggle for freedom in Burma, published in the Insight Myanmar blog. Please visit Better Burma/Insight Myanmar … Continue reading

2022/07/08 · Leave a comment

Buddhist Anarchism Redux

This has been a long time coming. In the summer of 2019, I put out a call for the serious consideration of Buddhist Anarchism to commence in Spring 2020, which … Continue reading

2022/07/04 · 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