Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

Moscow: Protests for Peace

“The people of Russia don’t want this war.” This has been said many times by Russians over the last few days. There is a massive uprising against the war in … Continue reading

2022/02/25 · Leave a comment

Justice for Myanmar: De-Funding the Junta

[Editor: I’m publishing this email I received from Justice for Myanmar, because it links to a map of the corporations and government entities that are financing the military dictatorship in … Continue reading

2022/02/20 · Leave a comment

Shiro Fujioka: ModBap Siddhi

Engage!’s Artist Spotlight is on Shiro Fujioka, aka VoltageCtrlR, AfroJapanese composer and producer based in Los Angeles. Shiro is a pioneer of the ModBap genre, or Modular BoomBap, i.e. beats … Continue reading

2022/02/04 · Leave a comment

Silence as Action

February 1st is the one-year anniversary of the military coup by the Tatmadaw in Myanmar. The people of Myanmar protested the Junta’s arrests, the torture, the killings, by instigating a … Continue reading

2022/02/01 · Leave a comment

Remembering Thich Nhat Hanh

Thuy and Tea [no mud, no lotus] by Shaun. Thich Nhat Hahn passed on today, January 22, 2022. We’ve been waiting for this for a long time. I’m happy for … Continue reading

2022/01/23 · 2 Comments

Blast from the Past: Lone Buddhist Manifesto

Occasionally I come across articles I published years ago which are no longer available on the current state of the blog, so I repost them. This reprint contains a manifesto … Continue reading

2021/12/24 · Leave a comment

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


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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