Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

From the Care Crisis to Care justice

I have been a social justice activist since I was in high school, mostly as a volunteer, sometimes as a professional organizer. I have organized and participated in activism on … Continue reading

2020/05/01 · 1 Comment

George Packer: Engineering a Failed State

It has always been the ambition of Trump-Putin to engineer and PRODUCE a failed state. A failed state can be hijacked, owned and controlled by gangster Plutocrats. The Pandemic is … Continue reading

2020/04/21 · 1 Comment

Rhiana Gunn-Wright: The Green Path Out of the Pandemic

Think This Pandemic Is Bad? We Have Another Crisis Coming Addressing climate change is a big-enough idea to revive the economy. By Rhiana Gunn-Wright   April 15, 2020 (@rgunns) is … Continue reading

2020/04/15 · Leave a comment

Dark Nights, Blue Skies

by Shaun Bartone Perhaps like you, I lie awake at night, losing two or three hours of sleep on many nights, wondering if I’m going to be next to be … Continue reading

2020/04/13 · Leave a comment

Buddhist Futures: Life in the Back Loop

The devastation of global civilization, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, though temporary, is becoming both visible and visceral to as all. The following article by Stephanie Wakefield, written in 2017 … Continue reading

2020/04/08 · 1 Comment

Nick Cave on the Lockdown

ROBIN MURRAY / NEWS (/NEWS-0) / 05 · 04 · 2020 Nick Cave’s Thoughts On Coronvavirus Lockdown Are Truly Beautiful “In isolation, we will be presented with our essence…” Nick … Continue reading

2020/04/07 · Leave a comment

Mahar, Buddhist and Dalit: Religious Conversion and Sociopolitical Emancipation

For those interested in contemporary studies of Ambedkar Buddhism in India, Mahar and Dalit Buddhism, I highly recommend this study published in 2005: Mahar,, Buddhist and Dalit,: Religious conversion and … Continue reading

2020/03/27 · Leave a comment

Buddhist Futures-Love in the Time of Coronavirus

We are approaching what I call the Buddhist Spring 2020. It is a movement to replace hierarchal Neo-liberal Buddhist institutions with communal anarchism and democracy. The series of Buddhist leader … Continue reading

2020/03/25 · 1 Comment

Andre J. Bodhisattva of Beauty

“I was put on this earth to be a bodhisattva, to just glow, emanate love, respect, peace, pizzazz.” Andre J. “I Am Just So Glad You Are Alive”: New Perspectives on … Continue reading

2020/02/24 · 2 Comments

Tsultrim Yarda: Open Source Dharma

Open Source the Shambhala Dharma The following is the letter of explanation for a petition to the Board of Directors of Shambhala International. The petition was started by Tsultrim Yarda, … Continue reading

2020/01/23 · 2 Comments


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