Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

Bring the Noise

Henry T. Blanke Bring the Noise: The Pleasures of Musical Cacaphony What does someone mean when they say of some music that it sounds like noise. Usually, it just means … Continue reading

2020/10/06 · 2 Comments

Oligarchy v. Grassroots

Editor: George Monbiot presents his theory on how oligarchs—the world’s richest and most powerful economic and political actors—have learned how to use media and democracy to persuade the poorest to … Continue reading

2020/09/29 · Leave a comment

Rojava: the Revolution Now Video Summit

You can read Abdullah Ocalan’s thesis on Democratic Confederalism for free here: http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=EA0E80F74CB21A50D02D7F36882DB54F

2020/09/26 · 2 Comments

From Boomer to Zoomer

Editor: this article from Buddhist Door Global is an in-depth look at Buddhist practice among Gen Z, here called the Zoomers. It implies, among other things, that the ubiquitousness of … Continue reading

2020/09/23 · Leave a comment

Smooth Spaces: Fragments on Jazz, Zen and Sports

Smooth Spaces: Fragments on Jazz, Zen and Sports by Henry T. Blanke Listen to the Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe (1967). Young virtuosos (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams) … Continue reading

2020/09/18 · Leave a comment

Simms: the Great Unravelling

Author: Pamela Boyce Simms originally published at BuddhistQuaker. We are alive at this time to courageously bear witness to the unraveling. (textile by Adrienne Sloane) There are choices available to us, … Continue reading

2020/09/07 · 1 Comment

Pondercast: Best New Dharma Pod

I’ve been following Laurie Brown’s DJ work since she started The Signal, a late night CBC music radio show several years ago. The Signal featured off-beat and lesser known Canadian … Continue reading

2020/09/04 · Leave a comment

Rojava: the Revolution Now

In the Heart of Syria’s Darkness, a Democratic, Egalitarian and Feminist Society Emerges. [Editor: As the capitalist system collapses, this is the kind of society we need to create in … Continue reading

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The Strategy of Extremism

[Editor: The following article is an excellent summary of the strategy of movement extremism, how the far left, like the far right, uses extremist tactics to generate public and media … Continue reading

2020/08/31 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to My Fellow White People

by ONE HUMAN JOURNEY. Posted: 26 Aug 2020 10:05 PM PDT Dear fellow WHITE people, Please explain why (BLACK) unarmed Breonna Taylor, a medical technician who didn’t kill anybody, was shot … Continue reading

2020/08/27 · Leave a comment


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