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Rojava: the Revolution Now

In the Heart of Syria’s Darkness, a Democratic, Egalitarian and Feminist Society Emerges. [Editor: As the capitalist system collapses, this is the kind of society we need to create in … 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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Nehru and Buddhist Modernism

I’ve been reading about a famous mid-twentieth century Indian Buddhist who was deeply involved in the founding of independent India. No not, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar—Jawahalarl Nehru, the First Prime … Continue reading

2021/05/06 · Leave a comment

Voices of the #MilkTeaAlliance

This video is a panel of young media and democracy activists from Southeast Asia—Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand—talking about the history of the #MilkTeaAlliance, the movement’s development and goals, and … Continue reading

2021/05/06 · Leave a comment

Lama Rod: Are You Woke?

ARE YOU WOKE? BY LAMA ROD OWENS, originally published at The Reuben Museum. The work of wokeness is not what you think So many people are woke these days. Not … Continue reading

2021/05/01 · Leave a comment

Hard Time for Toxic Masculinity

Editor: the next two articles present alternate points of view on how to address social justice issues. The first article is from a man in prison who identifies the root … Continue reading

2021/05/01 · Leave a comment

Burma, Buddhism and the Junta

Wai Yan Tun #MilkTeaAlliance One of the most difficult issues for Buddhism and the MTA (Milk Tea Alliance), yet also the most promising, is the impact of the movement for … Continue reading

2021/04/22 · Leave a comment

Milk Tea and Democracy #2

I have begun investigating the growth of the Milk Tea Alliance (#MilkTeaAlliance), a youth-led pan-Asian pro-democracy movement in Southeast Asian countries. This movement now includes ten countries. It started as … Continue reading

2021/04/22 · Leave a comment

Contillo: Change Happens When We Are Embodied

[Editor: Another brilliant article on the connection between trauma, recovery and social change by the one and only Space Crone.] Caroline Contillo: Future Present: Change Happens When We Are Embodied … Continue reading

2021/04/12 · Leave a comment

Milk Tea and Democracy

I’m deeply inspired by the Milk Tea Alliance and the movement for democracy throughout Southeast Asia. What I witness in their movements are the most vibrant and life-giving forms of … Continue reading

2021/04/11 · Leave a comment

Ash Sarkar: This is England

Ash Sarkar’s Alternative Race Report “No other country could have made someone as obnoxious as me” Sarkar brilliantly connects institutional racism with class consciousness. She critiques the Tory obsession with … Continue reading

2021/04/08 · Leave a comment

Surendran: The Indian Discovery of Buddhism c. 1890-1956

” The Indian Discovery of Buddhism”: Buddhist Revival in India, c. 1890-1956 Authors Gitanjali Surendran Publication date 2013/10/18 Description This dissertation examines attempts at the revival of Buddhism in India … Continue reading

2021/04/07 · Leave a comment

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I do Tai Chi with Paul Read, the Teapot Monk, @ 21st Century Tai Chi Academy https://www.21stcenturytaichi.com/academy/89szm