Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

Burma: The Revolution Now

For more info: Twitter #whatshappeninginmyanmar The people of Myanmar, comprised of not just Burmese Buddhists, but dozens of diverse ethnic, linguistic and religious groups, are fighting for and end to … 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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It’s Time to Riot

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a full-frontal attack on the physical, social, and economic autonomy of women and all genders, on our right to decide … Continue reading

2022/06/28 · Leave a comment

F.D. Into the Manosphere

I want to address the issue that’s been staring everyone in the face since the start of 2022: shooting sprees and mass shootings. I don’t need to recount what you’ve … Continue reading

2022/06/23 · Leave a comment

Engage Artist Spotlight: TheRavada

TheRavada, born Xenophon (Greek) is an underground rapper from Queens, NYC. Xen (as he calls himself) brings years of experience as a DJ and producer for other rap artists to … Continue reading

2022/06/06 · 1 Comment

The Complete Path

For the practitioner of Buddhism, there are several ‘modes’ or phases of awakening that one can experience. First, there is awakening from suffering, in which the practitioner begins to understand … Continue reading

2022/06/06 · Leave a comment

The Woo-Woo

Engage! artist spotlight features author Lindsay Wong and her latest book, The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family, a darkly comic memoir … Continue reading

2022/04/20 · Leave a comment

Karmapa Redoubt: Fake Monk

Dear Readers: You may remember from a few months ago the controversy over the 17th Karmapa and allegations that, during a retreat at his center in upstate New York, he … Continue reading

2022/04/16 · 2 Comments

Buddhism as a Civilization

I’m pulling together some research I’ve done on the early history of Buddhism, not [just] as a religion, but as an ancient civilization, and its implications for our present global … Continue reading

2022/04/13 · Leave a comment

WTR: Deep Times-Unravelling Patriarchy

This newsletter from Work That Reconnects, Unravelling Patriarchy and Shifting the Paradigm is a library of deep thinking and transformation of power-over systems of all kinds. —Editor. The theme for … Continue reading

2022/04/05 · Leave a comment

Bell Hooks: Loving Blackness

Interview with George Yancy: bell hooks: Buddhism, the Beats and Loving Blackness  I believe whole-heartedly that the only way out of domination is love. bell hooks BY GEORGE YANCY AND BELL … Continue reading

2022/03/29 · Leave a comment

Myanmar Update 2: Junta’s War Crimes Against Rohingya

Second, President Biden has declared the Tatmadaw’s campaign of rape, torture, bombing and forced migration of the Rohingya people out of Myanmar in 2017 a ‘genocide’ and crimes against humanity. … Continue reading

2022/03/22 · 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