The Dharma Realm is Ready

Buddhist, Yoga, Dharma friends: the Mastodon Instance Dharma Realm is ready! Invite: https://ganesha.masto.host/invite/g6LzfAjs Dharma Realm is hosted at ganesha.masto.host Dharma Realm is a Mastodon Instance for Buddhism, Dharma, Yoga, Advaita, and related spiritualities (Secular Buddhism, Naturalism, Tao, etc). For an introduction to the world of Mastodon social media, see the article in The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/7/15183128/mastodon-open-source-twitter-clone-how-to-use I used http://Masto.Host … Read More The Dharma Realm is Ready

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. Engage! is beginning a new project of focusing on social innovation and creativity. If you would like to participate in this project, by submitting articles… Read More Get Engaged! Submit Your Beautiful Noise

DYP 027-with Chandra Easton

Here’s Michael W. Taft’s latest “Deconstructing Yourself Podcast” for October 10, 2018, “Feminism, Sexual Misconduct, and the Guru in Buddhism.” In this edition of the Deconstructing Yourself Podcast, Michael Taft  interviews Buddhist teacher Chandra Easton. Chandra was teaching out of the Against the Stream center in San Francisco until it was shut down due to sexual misconduct… Read More DYP 027-with Chandra Easton

Post-Capitalism in the Desert of the Real

Robert Peston In The Desert Of The Real Some notes on capitalism, commonism and metamodernism Dan GregoryonMay 29, 2015 originally published at Metamodernism Robert Peston is a kind of modern broadcasting hero. The BBC’s Economics Editor is a popular, engaging and energetic figure who helps explain capitalism to the people of the UK. Sometimes though, he… Read More Post-Capitalism in the Desert of the Real

Black Minimalists: Organizing Sustainability

Editor: I’ve been following the Black Minimalists from their first days. They celebrated their first year anniversary (May 2018) and presented their organization strategy for the next two years. I’m re-posting it here because its a brilliant analysis of the challenges and solutions for growing their mission. They begin with the basic question: “Is This… Read More Black Minimalists: Organizing Sustainability

Jaron Lanier on Conflict in Social Media

Jaron Lanier argues that the use of social media by social justice movements polarizes and intensifies tribalism and conflict. Social media algorithms are programmed to select posts that amplify opposition and conflict in order to increase ‘engagement.’ Jaron Lanier is one of the foremost digital visionaries of our times. One of Silicon Valley’s key early… Read More Jaron Lanier on Conflict in Social Media