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Boyce-Simms: Multidimensionality

Pamela Boyce-Simms of Buddhist-Quaker shares her exploration of our interaction with the cosmos in a contemplative poem (excerpt): Please observe where your innervision takes you as we focus our attention … Continue reading

2020/11/30 · Leave a comment

Meme: #Raw

I’m beginning a new meta-series on the dharma of aesthetics, called RAW. What is a Buddhist Aesthetics? What is the dharma of aesthetics? Is it meaning? truth? experience? expression? beauty? pleasure? … Continue reading

2020/11/17 · 2 Comments

Young Monks for Democracy

  The pro-democracy monks joining Thailand’s protests KHEMTHONG TONSAKULRUNGRUANG – 16 NOV, 2020 Originally published in New Mandala It is a time of rebellion. Thousands of Thais are marching in … Continue reading

2020/11/16 · Leave a comment

Flatbush Avenue 2 Train

by H. Enrico Blanca   Somewhere in Brooklynit’s about a woman sobbingalone on the subway. It’s about a Guyanese elderpsychologist minister takingclasses to counsel junkies. About a father who kidnapsthe … Continue reading

2020/11/14 · Leave a comment

Thai Monk Calls Out Lack of Ethics, Democracy, Justice in Thai Sangha

A Buddhist Monk Was Accused of Criticizing the Thai King. He Fled the Country. The pro-democracy protests enveloping Thailand are drawing in more monks in an unusual mix of religion and … Continue reading

2020/11/14 · Leave a comment

Aesthetic Dharma

What is a Buddhist Aesthetics? What is the dharma of aesthetics? Is it meaning? truth? experience? expression? beauty? pleasure? is it conceptual or intuitive? Is a dharma of art better … Continue reading

2020/11/13 · Leave a comment

ReWild the World

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists Restoring 15% of degraded natural lands highly effective for carbon storage and avoiding species extinctions Scientists note the importance of appropriate … Continue reading

2020/11/06 · 1 Comment

They Travel the Spaceways: Reflections on Afrofuturism, Music and Zen Buddhism

They Travel the Spaceways: Reflections on Afrofuturism, Music and Zen Buddhism by Henry T. Blanke  Great Black Music: Ancient to the Future; Art Ensemble of Chicago In the Harlem that … Continue reading

2020/10/24 · Leave a comment

Buddhism and Social Justice

Can Buddhism change society? Celebrating the 64th Dhammachakra Pravartan Day, the Conversion of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar- October 14th 2020.  (Editor: On September 20, 2020, I became a Mitra of … Continue reading

2020/10/17 · Leave a comment

Walk Free To End Slavery

29 million girls, women victims of modern slavery: report Edith M. Lederer  Published Saturday, October 10, 2020 TANZANIA — A new report estimates that 29 million women and girls are … Continue reading

2020/10/10 · Leave a comment

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