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Equal, Open, Inclusive Communities

“According to the Buddha, we are all fundamentally equal, regardless of social standing, wealth, ethnicity, race, gender, or whom we love. The only basis of judgment is our actions. Therefore, … Continue reading

2014/12/12 · Leave a comment

In Support of Fast Food Workers Strike

December 04, 2014 Why I Support Fast Food Workers  The fast food strikes are about more than fair pay—they’re about recognizing the innate dignity of oneself and others. Sharon Salzberg  … Continue reading

2014/12/10 · Leave a comment

10 Principles of Our Radical Rebirth as Buddhist Activists

Posted by: Katie Loncke Posted date:  October 29, 2013 In:  Articles | comment : 14 BPF’s recent “radical rebirth” is more than just a slogan. It’s an exciting and daunting project for us, and for the great people … Continue reading

2014/12/07 · 2 Comments

Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: the ‘Science’ of Mindfulness

SATURDAY, DEC 6, 2014 11:45 AM AST Sam Harris wants practitioners out of religion business. But the supposed science behind it is its own mythology RONALD PURSER AND ANDREW COOPER Stephen Colbert, … Continue reading

2014/12/07 · Leave a comment

Towards a Buddhist Sociology: The Power of Collective Projections

After reading much Buddhist text, I realize that what Buddhism teaches is to deconstruct the power of projection. “Our worlds” are a projection of our minds; tantric connection with a … Continue reading

2014/12/06 · 1 Comment

Sitting on #ShutItDown and Solidarity with Ferguson

Sitting on #ShutItDown and Solidarity with Ferguson by Cristina Moon I’m sitting in my home in Oakland, California, meditating as police helicopters fly overhead. I am not at the protests demanding justice … Continue reading

2014/11/27 · Leave a comment

Sandcastles: Buddhism and Global Finance

Tricycle promo: Now playing: Sandcastles: Buddhism and Global Finance (November 17–30) “Does Western Buddhism encourage its adherents to serenely ignore their participation in the capitalist machine? So says prominent Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, whose … Continue reading

2014/11/22 · Leave a comment

Gandhi’s Seven Social Sins

Let’s look to one of the saints of the 20th Century — Mahatma Gandhi. On October 22, 1925, Gandhi published a list he called the Seven Social Sins in his … Continue reading

2014/11/20 · 3 Comments

Dubai Royals to Rob Masai of Ancestral Homelands

Tanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai’s ancestral land Masai told to leave historic homeland by end of the year so it can become a hunting reserve for the … Continue reading

2014/11/18 · Leave a comment

Remembering Leslie Feinberg, Revolutionary Communist

Her last words were: “Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”  By hir wife, Minnie Bruce Pratt. Leslie Feinberg, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, … Continue reading

2014/11/17 · Leave a 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