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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Guo Gu: Race, Violence, and A Buddhist Approach to Social Change

I just heard this dharma talk today from Guo Gu, a Chan teacher based at the Tallahassee Chan Center in Florida. I have heard a few of his teachings and … Continue reading

2020/06/04 · Leave a comment

Engaging with Love: A Culture of Care

Engage with Love is the focus for my own practice as a Buddhist activist and as editor of this blog, with compassion for all, including our so-called ‘enemies’. I espouse … Continue reading

2020/05/27 · 1 Comment

Arundhati Roy: Pandemic is a Portal

Arundhati Roy has been speaking on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global scene as well as her home in India. In this interview with Imani Perry, Professor … Continue reading

2020/05/20 · Leave a comment

Lookout Buddha: Here Comes the Working Class

Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and … Continue reading

2020/05/07 · 1 Comment

From the Care Crisis to Care justice

I have been a social justice activist since I was in high school, mostly as a volunteer, sometimes as a professional organizer. I have organized and participated in activism on … Continue reading

2020/05/01 · 1 Comment

George Packer: Engineering a Failed State

It has always been the ambition of Trump-Putin to engineer and PRODUCE a failed state. A failed state can be hijacked, owned and controlled by gangster Plutocrats. The Pandemic is … Continue reading

2020/04/21 · 1 Comment

Rhiana Gunn-Wright: The Green Path Out of the Pandemic

Think This Pandemic Is Bad? We Have Another Crisis Coming Addressing climate change is a big-enough idea to revive the economy. By Rhiana Gunn-Wright   April 15, 2020 (@rgunns) is … Continue reading

2020/04/15 · Leave a comment

Dark Nights, Blue Skies

by Shaun Bartone Perhaps like you, I lie awake at night, losing two or three hours of sleep on many nights, wondering if I’m going to be next to be … Continue reading

2020/04/13 · Leave a comment

Buddhist Futures: Life in the Back Loop

The devastation of global civilization, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, though temporary, is becoming both visible and visceral to as all. The following article by Stephanie Wakefield, written in 2017 … Continue reading

2020/04/08 · 1 Comment

Nick Cave on the Lockdown

ROBIN MURRAY / NEWS (/NEWS-0) / 05 · 04 · 2020 Nick Cave’s Thoughts On Coronvavirus Lockdown Are Truly Beautiful “In isolation, we will be presented with our essence…” Nick … Continue reading

2020/04/07 · Leave a comment


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