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Why I am not a Communist or a Capitalist

[Editor: I wrote this in April 2021 and for some reason, never published it. Forgot perhaps? But it’s still relevant.] Why I am not a Communist or a Capitalist–and why … Continue reading

2022/11/04 · 2 Comments

Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros is a pioneer in the field of avant garde music and a philosophy of music she calls “deep listening.” Her TED talk (below) explains the theory and practice … Continue reading

2016/10/13 · Leave a comment

Obama Opens Museum of African American History and Culture

Video: President Obama Inaugurates the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Patrick Lynch © Darren Bradley “What we can see of this building, the towering glass, the … Continue reading

2016/09/29 · Leave a comment

Rising Up to End Sexual Abuse in Buddhist Communities Part 1

A Five-Part Series on Sexual Exploitation in Buddhist Communities. Part 1: BPF Rising Up to End Sexual Abuse in Buddhist Communities Link to original article in BPF Turning Wheel Media: http://www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org/rising-up-to-end-sexual-abuse-in-buddhist-communities/ Video Transcript … Continue reading

2015/04/19 · 2 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

Compassion Demands Engagement

The central guiding principle of Buddhism is compassion and concern for the world in which we live. It’s the idea of interdependence—that our actions dictate the experience of others. I … Continue reading

2015/01/09 · Leave a comment

Payam Akhavan: B’Hai Human Rights Jurist on Empathy, Interdependence

Last night I listened to the CBC broadcast of Payam Akhavan’s speech on his work as a war crimes investigator for the UN, and as a jurist at the Int’l … Continue reading

2015/01/07 · Leave a comment

The 14-Year-Old Voice of the Climate Change Generation

December 5, 2014 by Jordan McCurdy This post first appeared at In These Times. ‘This problem is happening so humanity can come together, rebuild, reconnect, recreate and rebirth a new world.’ … Continue reading

2015/01/05 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Solnit: The Age of Capitalism is over 

SATURDAY, DEC 27, 2014 01:00 PM AST Rebecca Solnit assesses our poisonous fossil fuel dependency — and why we’re on the verge of a paradigm shift REBECCA SOLNIT, TOMDISPATCH.COM (Credit: … Continue reading

2014/12/30 · 1 Comment

Mindfulness Girl: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

This is the inside cover ad from Tricycle, Winter 2014. It is the apotheosis of western Buddhist materialism, classism, and capitalism. The ad script at the bottom reads: “BuDhaGirl is a … Continue reading

2014/12/29 · Leave a comment

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