Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

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

Myanmar Update: Junta’s War Crimes

While the world’s attention is drawn to the devastating violence in Ukraine, the Tatmadaw continue their violent assault on the people of Myanmar. But we finally have some better news … Continue reading

2022/03/22 · Leave a comment

Drilling Down…Climate, Oil and War

The following article by Daniel Faber of the Global Center for Climate Justice, drills down even further into the real reason Russia is invading Ukraine–Ukraine’s huge reserves of oil and … Continue reading

2022/03/19 · Leave a comment

Climate, Oil and War

If you think the links between American banks, oil and Russia’s war-making aren’t deep and profound, think again. by Svitlana Romanko, climate activist with 350.org, founder of Stand With Ukraine  … Continue reading

2022/03/17 · 2 Comments


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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