Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

Caste and Race-Overlaps and Disjunctures

This article in Himal Southasian journal by Michael and Varghese reviews Isabel Wilkerson’s book, Caste: the Origin of Our Discontent. The authors make a thorough critique of Wilkerson’s comparison of … Continue reading

2021/12/20 · Leave a comment

Honoring bell hooks

Bell Hooks, Black feminist author, activist and professor, and Buddhist practitioner, has died at the age of 69. I want to especially honor her passing today because she was a … Continue reading

2021/12/16 · Leave a comment

BBC 100 Women 2021

BBC 100 Women 2021: Who is on the list this year? Manjula Pradeep Place of birth: India Human-rights activist @manjulahpradeep Pradeep is a convert to Buddhism, following Dr. Ambedkar.

2021/12/11 · Leave a comment

Practicing Anarchism

I had a chance to respond to a post by Reed, an anarchist friend of mine, about my practice of Anarchism. He was posting about a course by the brilliant … Continue reading

2021/12/07 · Leave a comment

Burma: the Revolution Now

The Civil Disobedience Movement in Myanmar against the Military Dictatorship has been non-stop, day and night since Feb. 1, 2021. The people of Myanmar are relentless; they will not give … Continue reading

2021/12/02 · Leave a comment

21st Century Buddhists

This article is a transcript of a talk given by the 14th Dalai Lama in November 2010 to former Dharamsala residents from the West, in Dharamsala, India; transcribed by Sean … Continue reading

2021/11/27 · Leave a comment

XR: How to Stop the Climate Crisis in 6 Months

I wasn’t going to watch this video by Roger Hallam of Extinction Rebellion, because I thought it was absurd: how can you stop the Climate Crisis in 6 months? But … Continue reading

2021/11/09 · Leave a comment


Indigenous Leaders at the Frontlines of Environmental Justice October 11, 2021¬†Giulia C.S. Good Stefani originally published by NRDC The fight for a healthier planet is inextricably bound up with Indigenous … Continue reading

2021/10/12 · Leave a comment

To Whom It May Concern

Check out this stunning Rap/Soul track in Thai, “To Whom It May Concern”, released by Rap Against Dictatorship, #MilkTeaAlliance.

2021/10/08 · Leave a comment

Thousands of Displaced Myanmar Children Face Starvation

Global Charity Warns Thousands of Displaced Myanmar Children Facing Starvation By THE IRRAWADDY 4 October 2021  A large proportion of more than 76,000 children in Myanmar who have been forced to flee … Continue reading

2021/10/04 · 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