Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

Int’l Democracy Day: #MilkTeaAlliance

The #MilkTeaAlliance why does it matter? Xun-ling Au With it being somewhat over a year now since the emergence of the milk tea alliance and a month or so since … Continue reading

2021/09/15 · Leave a comment

The Latinization of America

Editor: The following essay by John Blake is a penetrating look into a blazing fact of the American social fabric: the US is becoming a Latin America. The latest 2020 … Continue reading

2021/09/14 · Leave a comment

Bhikkhu Bodhi: Getting to the Roots

Bhikkhu Bodhi lays out a classical Buddhist argument for overcoming global poverty: the Four Noble Truths. He lays out three interlocking crises that are driving world hunger—conflict, COVID and climate—and … Continue reading

2021/09/13 · Leave a comment

Revolutionary Love: Paperback

Highly recommended by Engage! Editor, Shaun Bartone Dear Friends, It’s here! SEE NO STRANGER is officially out in paperback today!  Order your copy of the paperback here. We invite you to spread the word! You … Continue reading

2021/09/07 · Leave a comment

Feminisms in Sri Lanka

Religion and Feminism? A way to look at their relationship from an intersectional and postcolonial view Estimated reading time: 4 minutes In this post, Jessica Albrecht writes about the intersection of feminism … Continue reading

2021/08/18 · Leave a comment

Myanmar Voices: We Are Still Here

This is the first item I’ve seen in Himal Southasian Journal that has anything to do with Myanmar or SouthEAST Asia. It’s an exhibit of art by Burmese artists at … Continue reading

2021/08/13 · Leave a comment

Shoonji: Traditional Asian Techno-Buddhism

I continue to be perplexed at the way American Buddhists insist that Buddhist practitioners should abandon deformed “secular” Buddhism and practice “traditional Asian Buddhism”. So ok, let’s do that. Here’s … Continue reading

2021/08/06 · Leave a comment

Loving, Healing, B-ing: A Comparison of three Contemplative Social Justice Paradigms

Loving, Healing, B-ing: A Comparison of three contemplative Social Justice Paradigms Conclusions: Valarie Kaur’s Revolutionary Love model is a paradigm-shifting breakthrough in social justice work. Kaur’s is the first social … Continue reading

2021/08/05 · Leave a comment

Call to Action: Burma UPDATE

‘UPDATE on Burma Advocacy: This week, August 5-6, there is a national call-in to Congress to get them to pass the Protect Democracy in Burma Bill, aka ‘the Burma Bill’. … Continue reading

2021/08/02 · Leave a comment

#8/21 My Buddha is Punk

2021/08/01 · 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