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The One Ideology Tom Pepper Refuses to Own Up To: White Supremacy

Tom Pepper launched another one of his treatises on ideology on The Faithful Buddhist. This time he argues that the mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, … Continue reading

2019/08/12 · Leave a comment

The Dark Reality of Eco-Fascism

How Climate Change Is Becoming a Deadly Part of White Nationalism Brian KahnWednesday 1:17pm “The manifestos of the shooters in both New Zealand and El Paso in a sense represent … Continue reading

2019/08/11 · 1 Comment

Hong Kong Protests: Be Water!

“Be Water!”: seven tactics that are winning Hong Kong’s democracy revolution The strategies of Hong Kong protesters, honed through weekly clashes with police, offer a masterclass to activists worldwide. By … Continue reading

2019/08/10 · Leave a comment

Deep Adaptation

What does Buddhism have to offer in terms of Deep Adaptation to catastrophic climate change and ecological extinction? Can Buddhist practice work for us as a source of resilience required … Continue reading

2019/08/09 · 3 Comments

DIY Buddhist Subcultures

Why do western Buddhists insist on colonizing, cloning or otherwise reproducing the Buddhist culture of the past? of historic or contemporary Asia? Western Buddhists have to create our own culture, … Continue reading

2019/08/09 · Leave a comment

UN: Climate Change Threatens Global Food Supply

By Christopher Flavelle April 30, 2019 The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is … Continue reading

2019/08/08 · Leave a comment

Toni Morrison: White Supremacy is Pathetic

Toni Morrison passed away yesterday at age 88. In honor of her legacy of empowerment for Black Women and all people of color, I am reprinting her 2016 article linking … Continue reading

2019/08/07 · Leave a comment

Buddhist ‘Eco-monks’ Work to Protect Thailand’s Environment

Maab-Euang Meditation Center for Sufficiency Economy: Phra Sangkom is teaching Buddhist concepts of personal reflection and a theory called the “sufficiency economy developed by the late Thai monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej, … Continue reading

2019/08/06 · Leave a comment

Laurie Anderson Gets Religion

Sad, but true. The once great genius of the avant garde who blended pop and performance art, Laurie Anderson has retreated into her post-Lou Reed years as a Buddhist devotee. … Continue reading

2019/08/06 · 1 Comment

Undone: Video Dharma

I’m willing to explore any form of Buddhist-influenced culture other than the 4 Truths or ’emptiness’, so I offer this new series, Undone, available on Amazon Prime. Are we stuck in … Continue reading

2019/08/04 · Leave a comment

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