Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

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

Action Research and the People’s Wisdom

I just started working at a climate research think tank at Worcester State University (yay! I got a job!). It’s called Climate Action Research Network. Our mission is to produce … Continue reading

2019/11/08 · 4 Comments

Moore and Patel: The Ideology of Cheap Stuff

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet by Raj Patel (Author), Jason W. Moore (Author), July 2018 Booked … Continue reading

2019/11/04 · Leave a comment

Non-Buddhism Non-plussed

Glenn: Here’s my latest thinking on your Non-Buddhism argument, esp. with regard to Laruelle and the Real. Simply this: there is no other kind of Buddhism other than X-Buddhism. (I … Continue reading

2019/11/04 · 2 Comments

Nafeez Ahmed: XR’s Flawed Core Strategy

Editor: I have a great deal of respect for social scientist Nafeez Ahmed and have been following his critical work on the crisis of civilization for several years. In this … Continue reading

2019/10/29 · 3 Comments


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