Engage! is the dharma of critical engagement. Engage! has explored numerous social justice issues, social problems, current events and politics. What Engage! has not focused on, up till now, is social innovation. I have considered in the past focusing on the Commons as a new form of social organization, but that seemed too narrow; the Commons… Read More Dharma of Social Innovation & Creativity
Editor: this brilliant analysis by Matthew Remski clarifies the conflicted relationship that devotees carry for their guru predators that simultaneously attract, frighten and disgust them. This ambivalence drives the devotees to normalize the relationship by attempting to manipulate others into remaining in the abusive guru relationship. A Disorganized Attachment Legacy at Shambhala: Brief Notes on… Read More Women in Shambhala Legitimize Sexual Assault
Engage Editor: Trump the Chump, Patsy for Putin. While Trump does Putin’s bidding destroying NATO and US diplomatic, military and economic alliances around the world, he doesn’t seem to recognize that Putin’s ultimate and final goal is to destroy the US itself. Greed: Capitalism. Hatred: White Supremacy. Delusion: Propaganda. Trump’s only goal is to turn the US into a Russian… Read More America. Destroyed from Within. By Greed. Hatred. And Delusion.
Do Americans Understand They’re Beginning to Commit The Legal Definition of Genocide? No, You Don’t Know What Genocide (Really) Is. But You Should. umair haqueJun 19 Putting little kids in camps. Kids of a certain kind, in camps of a certain kind. Where they are not allowed to hug or be hugged. Where the lights stay… Read More Umair Haque: American Genocide
Patricia Okoumou, with Rise and Resist organizer Jay W. Walker, talks in her first television interview about due process, the rights of immigrants, and climbing the Statue of Liberty to protest Donald Trump’s family separation policy.
[Editor: The discussion that has taken place in the Comments section on Noah Levine and ATS/Refuge Recovery needs some background for clarification. The complicated history and relationship between ATS and Refuge Recovery is summarized here, in the 2017 Budget Report: https://refugerecovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/RRAnnualBudget2017.pdf [Editor: What concerns me most is the whole issue of “teachers” and especially “paid teachers”… Read More Teachers and Refuge Recovery
Leaked notes reveal Buddhist leader coerced female students into sex: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h9A4S-k2602Aaz1Etmpl3R6Sjcq_wP3pCkQt-sxy85c/edit Stories of drunken parties and sexual misconduct are emerging from his inner circle. Published in Think Progress, Jul 6, 2018, 8:00 am A senior official in the Buddhist group Shambhala International admitted Monday that its head, prominent Buddhist teacher and author Sakyong Mipham, had… Read More Kalapa Council Admits Facts of Sakyong’s Sexual Assault