Decarbonize Buddhism

A proposal from DANCE-Atlantic (Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement): A Buddhist No-Fly Pledge. Buddhist teachers and practitioners take too many air-flights over long distances to teach, go on retreats, study or engage in ‘spiritual tourism’. These flights are taken by the very same people who claim to teach and practice environmental awareness. I am… Read More Decarbonize Buddhism

Vandana Shiva: the Earth is One Family

The Preface to Vandana Shiva’s latest book, Oneness v. the 1 Percent, is a hymn to Earth as One Family that either thrives together or goes extinct together. It comes from the phrase Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the Earth is One Family, (Sanskrit: वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्) which consists of several words: “vasudhā”, the earth; “ēva” = indeed; and “kutumbakam”, family. The… Read More Vandana Shiva: the Earth is One Family

Adi Don

via Adi Don Warning: this is Satire, like The Onion The point of this satire is that Trump spews the same kind of mindless, cockamamie bullshit that many contemporary televangelists, gurus and spiritual teachers spew today, only in political terms. Which is why it was so wildly successful with brain-dead elderly smack-addled white Americans who… Read More Adi Don

Complete Movements: XR Spring Uprising

I’ve written a couple of articles on creating a ‘Complete Culture’ of Buddhism and the need for a multi-faceted movement. (Lead to Life will be next–stay tuned). Here’s #XR’s Spring Rebellion, with music, art, dance, skill workshops, political and ecological education, networking, fun play, everything you would need to create a new society. If our… Read More Complete Movements: XR Spring Uprising