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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Ana Roxanne: Boundless Space

I was listening to this music by singer/composer Ana Roxanne, a Southeast Asian Intersex artist working in Los Angeles… … and I started to imagine that ‘Buddhism’ was this vast … Continue reading

2019/12/10 · Leave a comment

Transgender Ambedkar Buddhists

My last post ended with the question, “Can we find a way for Third Gender people in India to feel welcome in Ambedkar Buddhism? Is it possible for Hijra and … Continue reading

2019/12/10 · Leave a comment

Queer Ambedkar Buddhism: the Mother Lode

Seek and ye shall find…and I found the Mother Lode on queer liberation and Ambedkar Buddhism. I found it in a film called Papilio Buddha, directed by Jayan Cherian (2013). … Continue reading

2019/12/09 · Leave a comment

Queer Dalits and Ambedkar Buddhism

I’ve been trying to locate where Ambedkar Buddhism is on the subject of queer and trans liberation. It’s been a hunt for clues on the fringes of the ‘net. From … Continue reading

2019/12/08 · Leave a comment

The Buddhism of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

“You awakened me to be myself; for that I thank you.” (B.R. Ambedkar). What kind of Buddhism did Dr. B. R. Ambedkar practice? This is a question that has puzzled … Continue reading

2019/12/08 · Leave a comment

Seed and Soil: Fully Engaged Buddhism

Engaging with Suffering, Realizing Freedom: An Interview with Ven. Pomnyun Sunim By Craig Lewis with photos by Jihea Kim Buddhistdoor Global | 2018-07-28 | If people think only internal practice … Continue reading

2019/11/29 · Leave a comment

The Commons as an Associative Socialism

[Editor’s note: Many social progressives today are talking about reclaiming and expanding the Commons both as a form of collective economy and governance. The following interview with Pat Conaty explains … Continue reading

2019/11/28 · Leave a comment

Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against

[Editor’s Note: I’m reposting the current article that summarizes the research that was just published in Nature journal that assesses the risk of crossing geophysical tipping points in the earth’s … Continue reading

2019/11/28 · Leave a comment

Meme: #Urb Pharm

I put together a zine called Urb Pharm: Conscious Urban Living. It’s published by XR Worcester MA of which I am a co-founder. Vol. 1 is “Auto-Cide”.  It’s a full-frontal … Continue reading

2019/11/24 · Leave a comment

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


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