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Now It’s All of Us

What has just begun at the Inauguration of Donald Trump is the class war to end all class wars. Lately I’ve been thinking that this election is indeed a class war, … Continue reading

2017/01/20 · 5 Comments

Hartz: Some Notes On Buddhist & Marxist Dialectics

Today I am very glad to introduce Jim Hartz as a regular contributor to Engage! Jim is an author, teacher and lifelong student of Chögyam Trungpa. Jim teaches ‘Buddhism without … Continue reading

2015/01/09 · Leave a comment

Dalit Buddhist Revolution: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, We Salute You

I spent the weekend learning about B.R. Ambedkar. What a brilliant man and powerful advocate for social justice for the Untouchables of India, for women, for labour, and the “depressed … Continue reading

2014/12/28 · 4 Comments

The Original Dharma Bum: Irishman U Dhammaloka

  “A migrant worker from Dublin, Dhammaloka was an autodidact, atheist and temperance campaigner who became known throughout colonial Asia as an implacable critic of Christian missionaries and a tireless … Continue reading

2014/12/28 · 1 Comment

Global Market Buddhism: When the Commodity We Consume is Buddhism Itself

The following article by David Patt is a brilliant and hard-hitting analysis of Buddhism under global capitalism. From the Buddhist point of view, even to sustain the modest goal of … Continue reading

2014/12/27 · Leave a comment

B. R. Ambedkar: The Annihilation of Caste

“On the other hand, one can say that generally speaking, history bears out the proposition that political revolutions have always been preceded by social and religious revolutions. . . Even … Continue reading

2014/12/26 · Leave a comment

Noah Levine’s Engaged Buddhism

Noah Levine’s Engaged Buddhism: On Meeting War with Transformation; the war within and collective wars.

2014/12/25 · Leave a comment

‘Sangha Retreats’ for Rich People

From the pain come the dream From the dream come the vision From the vision come the people From the people come the power From this power come the change … Continue reading

2014/12/22 · 1 Comment

Forty Percent of US Homeless Youth Are Gay

This is brutal and tragic and has to stop: Research done by San Francisco State University’s Family Acceptance Project, which studies and works to prevent health and mental­health risks facing … Continue reading

2014/12/15 · Leave a comment

Pope Francis: Climate Change Requires Solidarity

Pope: Climate Change a serious ethical and moral responsibility Pope Francis – AFP 11/12/2014 12:29 (Vatican Radio) The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework … Continue reading

2014/12/13 · 1 Comment

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I do Tai Chi with Paul Read, the Teapot Monk, @ 21st Century Tai Chi Academy https://www.21stcenturytaichi.com/academy/89szm