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Network Organizing: A Primer

I have failed a lot at community organizing. Failure is a powerful teacher. I have been practicing and studying community organizing methods for over 30 years, since the early 90s, mostly … Continue reading

2019/07/04 · 1 Comment

Blast from the Past: Crazy Sangha

Dzogchen Ponlop said something quite funny about sanghas in a teaching on interdepedence. A friend asked him: ‘How come you attract so many crazy people?’ DPR said: “It’s because I’m … Continue reading

2019/07/02 · Leave a comment

Ditching the Raft: Toward a Unified Field Theory of Self and World

I’m trying to formulate a new world view that can take the place of Buddhist dharma. I have deinstitutionalized myself from Buddhist organizations, but I have yet to deinstitutionalize my … Continue reading

2019/06/30 · 3 Comments

Buddhists shouldn’t ignore politics, says Sulak Sivaraksa

B.C. Buddhists urged to take up social causes: A Southeast Asian religious leader says many followers in the West mistakenly believe they should ignore politics Douglas Todd.: January 17, 2011 … Continue reading

2019/06/30 · 2 Comments

J. Krishnamurti—Dharma Anarchist

There is no Authority but Yourself: Reclaiming Krishnamurti for Anarchy Anonymous; published in the Anarchist Library A Disturber Of The Peace Igniting the Flame of Awareness No Defences and No … Continue reading

2019/06/28 · 1 Comment

July 12 @ 9 PM Lights for Liberty Shut Down US Concentration Camps

Ooh Child…Let things get easier and brighter for children in the concentration camps on the southern border. Join us on July 12 from 7 to 9 PM to shut down … Continue reading

2019/06/28 · 2 Comments

Vajra Chandrasekera: A Sinhala Unbuddhist

A (somewhat more personal) thread on unbuddhism: since I speak about Buddhism and monks and whatnot quite a lot lately, I wanted to contextualize that by talking my own relationship … Continue reading

2019/06/27 · 2 Comments

And Now…Dharma Ocean & Reggie Ray

First it was Shambhala, with years of multiple forms of abuse by the founder, Chogyam Trungpa, documented by his ex-students. Then it was Trungpa’s son, Sakyong Mipham, and his horrorshow … Continue reading

2019/06/27 · Leave a comment

Lights for Liberty July 12, 2019 #DontLookAway

The official Lights for Liberty website is here: https://www.lightsforliberty.org Lights for Liberty: Our Mission We are a coalition of people, many of whom are mothers, dedicated to human rights, and … Continue reading

2019/06/24 · 2 Comments

Lights for Liberty Vigil to End Trump’s Concentration Camps July 12, 2019

Activists Launch “Lights For Liberty” To Demand An End To Trump’s Detention Camps Lights for Liberty “Now is the time for every person to stand up and say, ‘We will … Continue reading

2019/06/24 · Leave a comment

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