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The Traditional Asian Buddhist ‘Other’—a Western Construction?

The standard go-to argument against Buddhist Modernism is that it was created by the West, in the process of its colonization in parts of Asia, was imposed on Asian Buddhism, … Continue reading

2021/07/23 · Leave a comment

Kyaw Kyaw: My Revolution is Love

‘Scream for human rights’: Punks, monks and politics in Myanmar Kyaw Kyaw and the Rebel Riot Band use music to stand up against oppression and anti-Muslim hate speech in Myanmar. … Continue reading

2021/07/22 · Leave a comment

Waiting for Gudo: On the possibilities of Anarchist Buddhism

We’re kicking off a podcast series on Anarchism and Buddhism with “Waiting for Gudo”, an interview with Reed Ingalls, editor of the blog No Selves No Masters, about his research and … Continue reading

2021/07/21 · 1 Comment

Mission from Burma

Joah McGee has been living and studying Buddhism in Myanmar, blogging, podcasting and reporting from Mynmar, for over a decade. His podcast and blog, Insight Myanmar, has been reporting primarily … Continue reading

2021/07/13 · Leave a comment

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

2021/07/11 · Leave a comment

Asian Modernism

I’m almost tired of saying this, but there is mounting evidence that “traditional” Asian Buddhism is more media savvy and technologically advanced than most of Western Buddhism, and presents as … Continue reading

2021/07/10 · Leave a comment

Burma: A Radical Vision

Twitter: Scenes of candlelight night strike in Inwun village, Launglon Township tonight, defying military rules. #MurdererMinAungHlaing#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar#July3RevileStrike#MilkTeaAlliance These red paintings, combining red hand prints, red text and spatters, presents a radical … Continue reading

2021/07/04 · Leave a comment

Rap Against the Junta: Dictators Must Die

Rap Against the Junta’s “Dictators Must Die” dropped today, but it’s not that easy to find. I’m going to try to make this as simple as possible for you to … Continue reading

2021/06/30 · Leave a comment

Burma: Art & Protest

“10 Ways to Resist a Military Regime” .@ThetHtarThet1 and I collaborated on this series. We wanted to celebrate the power of the people, and the uniqueness of this movement. It … Continue reading

2021/06/27 · Leave a comment

Rap Against the Junta

The #MilkTeaAlliance is putting out a collaborative hip-hop/rap track against dictatorship. Even if you don’t like hip-hop or rap, please consider supporting this courageous effort and buy the track. Give … Continue reading

2021/06/27 · 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