Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds /Milk Tea Alliance

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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Voices of the People: Women in Iran

“When we say we are against mandatory hijab, we are saying we are against the Islamic State.” Protests have continued for two months, with 326 dead, 12,500 arrested. Yet the … Continue reading

2022/11/18 · Leave a comment

Why I am not a Communist or a Capitalist

[Editor: I wrote this in April 2021 and for some reason, never published it. Forgot perhaps? But it’s still relevant.] Why I am not a Communist or a Capitalist–and why … Continue reading

2022/11/04 · 2 Comments

Cyborg Buddhism Pt. 2: Android Kannon

“Artificial intelligence has developed to such an extent we thought it logical for the Buddha to transform into a robot,” said Buddhist Priest, Tensho Goto. This episode is available at … Continue reading

2022/11/03 · Leave a comment

Lines of Flight: Cyborg Buddhism

Lines of Flight is the subtitle for my explorations of culture within [post]modern Buddhism, under the main podcast entitled ‘Engage Dharma’ (I know, it gets complicated, but that’s how I am). … Continue reading

2022/10/19 · Leave a comment

Protests in Iran Continue for Women’s Rights

Danya Issawi Oct. 5, 2022 Women Across Iran Are Protesting the ‘Morality Police’ Iranian Forces Led Brutal Crackdowns Against University Protesters [Editor’s Note: One woman dies in custody for wearing … Continue reading

2022/10/07 · Leave a comment

Buddhist Futures: Karmalink

Oh F*ck! …this is it… A new film has been released, June 2022, directed by Jake Wachtel, written by Jake Wachtel and Christopher Larsen. It’s a Buddhist science fiction film … Continue reading

2022/09/28 · 1 Comment

Global Protests Erupt Over Death of Mahsa Amini

The Current (a series of reports from The Current on CBC Radio, over the last seven days.) Amid violent protests in Iran, women throwing off headscarves have nothing to lose, … Continue reading

2022/09/27 · Leave a comment

MTA IRAN: The Revolution Now

I am reposting tweets from the Milk Tea Alliance Iran account concerning the current uprising in Iran against authoritarianism and gender oppression. On Sept. 16, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish … Continue reading

2022/09/27 · Leave a comment

F. D. Sig: The Black Manosphere

Black Gender theorist F. D. Signifier finally delivers his major thesis on the Manosphere, “Understanding the Black Manosphere.” This video is a long one, over two and a half hours, … Continue reading

2022/09/12 · Leave a comment

Artist Spotlight: Ocean Vuong

In this interview, the poet Ocean Vuong discusses his career and experience as a teacher and as a writer. He talks about anger, and how care evolves out of anger. … Continue reading

2022/09/11 · Leave a comment


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