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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Wilkerson: America’s Enduring Caste System

Editor: the following article by Isabel Wilkerson (July 1, 2020) (published in the New York Times Magazine and available to everyone)is an argument that in America, the amorphous category of “race” does … Continue reading

2020/08/01 · Leave a comment

Tang: The Dao De Jing and Digital Democracy

For those who want a deeper dive into Audrey Tang’s philosophy of digital democracy: Audrey Tang says tech can build trust, tame misinformation, and strengthen democracy. Her plan might even … Continue reading

2020/07/31 · Leave a comment

Audrey Tang: Open Digital Democracy

Audrey Tang is the first Digital Minister for the government of Taiwan. Audrey presents the key principles for an open and fully functioning democracy in the 21st century, which involves … Continue reading

2020/07/31 · 1 Comment

Blast from the Past: the Black Hole of Post Capitalism

I’m re-posting this story from July 2018 because it’s more relevant today than the day I wrote it almost to the day two years ago. Join the Resistance… https://engagedharma.net/2018/07/26/buddhist-futures…-post-capitalism/ Buddhist … Continue reading

2020/07/29 · Leave a comment

Blanke: Engage the Struggle Now!

Editor: I am introducing another new contributor to Engage! Henry Blanke, a Soto Zen practitioner who takes a critical and radical view of Western Buddhism. His article effectively socializes many of … Continue reading

2020/07/29 · 2 Comments

Brian Daizen Victoria: Buddhism and Violence

Editor: I am introducing a new contributor to Engage! Brian Daizen Victoria presents his essay on the uses of Buddhist Dharma to justify violence. It’s a concise and important read … Continue reading

2020/07/24 · Leave a comment

Psychopath In Chief: Americans Grow up with No Interior Life

Why does American Buddhism concentrate so much on meditation and the “inner experience” of the practitioner? Because of the way children are raised in America, with no concern for their … Continue reading

2020/07/17 · Leave a comment

Meme: #Pandemic is Portal

Pandemic is Portal…we are so deep into a global crisis that we can’t even see the edges of it, we don’t even know what it looks like from where we … Continue reading

2020/07/11 · Leave a comment

Zak Stein: A War Broke Out in Heaven

Zak Stein’s article, “COVID19-A War Broke Out in Heaven”, published in Medium in March, early in the pandemic, talks about “the end of the world”, about liminality, and the “spiritual … Continue reading

2020/07/11 · Leave a comment

Jem Bendell: the Collapse of E.S.C.A.P.E.

[Editor: I’m presenting the work of Sociologist Prof. Jem Bendell who introduced the world to his model of ‘Deep Adaptation’ as a response to societal collapse caused by the climate … Continue reading

2020/06/29 · 1 Comment


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