Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

Ana Roxanne: Boundless Space

I was listening to this music by singer/composer Ana Roxanne, a Southeast Asian Intersex artist working in Los Angeles… … and I started to imagine that ‘Buddhism’ was this vast … Continue reading

2019/12/10 · Leave a comment

Transgender Ambedkar Buddhists

My last post ended with the question, “Can we find a way for Third Gender people in India to feel welcome in Ambedkar Buddhism? Is it possible for Hijra and … Continue reading

2019/12/10 · Leave a comment

Queer Ambedkar Buddhism: the Mother Lode

Seek and ye shall find…and I found the Mother Lode on queer liberation and Ambedkar Buddhism. I found it in a film called Papilio Buddha, directed by Jayan Cherian (2013). … Continue reading

2019/12/09 · Leave a comment

Queer Dalits and Ambedkar Buddhism

I’ve been trying to locate where Ambedkar Buddhism is on the subject of queer and trans liberation. It’s been a hunt for clues on the fringes of the ‘net. From … Continue reading

2019/12/08 · Leave a comment

The Buddhism of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

“You awakened me to be myself; for that I thank you.” (B.R. Ambedkar). What kind of Buddhism did Dr. B. R. Ambedkar practice? This is a question that has puzzled … Continue reading

2019/12/08 · Leave a comment

Seed and Soil: Fully Engaged Buddhism

Engaging with Suffering, Realizing Freedom: An Interview with Ven. Pomnyun Sunim By Craig Lewis with photos by Jihea Kim Buddhistdoor Global | 2018-07-28 | If people think only internal practice … Continue reading

2019/11/29 · Leave a comment

The Commons as an Associative Socialism

[Editor’s note: Many social progressives today are talking about reclaiming and expanding the Commons both as a form of collective economy and governance. The following interview with Pat Conaty explains … Continue reading

2019/11/28 · Leave a comment

Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against

[Editor’s Note: I’m reposting the current article that summarizes the research that was just published in Nature journal that assesses the risk of crossing geophysical tipping points in the earth’s … Continue reading

2019/11/28 · Leave a comment

Meme: #Urb Pharm

I put together a zine called Urb Pharm: Conscious Urban Living. It’s published by XR Worcester MA of which I am a co-founder. Vol. 1 is “Auto-Cide”.  It’s a full-frontal … Continue reading

2019/11/24 · Leave a comment

Climate ‘Worst Case Scenario’ is Reality

[Note: For decades, scientists predicted ‘worst case scenarios’ for climate change as the low-probability outliers, when it’s what actually happened. New climate models published this year have readjusted climate predictions … Continue reading

2019/11/12 · Leave a comment


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