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Buddhist Futures:The Next Buddha Will Be a Collective

By Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation Spiritual expression, and the religious organizational formats in which context it will take place, is always embedded in a social structure. For example, we could … Continue reading

2017/03/03 · Leave a comment

The Burden of the New Story

Bayo Akomolafe Bayo is globally recognized for his poetic, unconventional, counterintuitive, and indigenous take on global crisis, civic action and social change, and was recently enlisted as the recipient of … Continue reading

2017/01/16 · 1 Comment

History of Indian Philosophy

This monkey’s gone to heaven. . . http://www.historyofphilosophy.net/india-origins King’s College London is offering a free podcast course on the History of Indian philosophy, from the Rg Veda to the Upanishads, … Continue reading

2017/01/04 · Leave a comment

Spirituality is a Whole Brain Phenomenon

Non-Self and Spiritual Experience are a Natural Result of Shifting Brain Function It’s my opinion, based on my experience, that an increase in capacity for non-dogmatic spiritual experience is concomitant … Continue reading

2016/12/16 · 1 Comment

Althusser and the Ideology of Buddhism

Matthew over at Post-Traditional Buddhism is running a great series on Non-Buddhism, and Buddhism as ideology. https://posttraditionalbuddhism.com/2016/12/07/warming-up-with-non-buddhism/ [To Matthew ] I’m interested in following up on your invitation to explore … Continue reading

2016/12/10 · 5 Comments

Critical Engagement and SURJ

Greg Snyder, Zen teacher, at the second conference on Buddhism and Race at Harvard Divinity School, said “The Buddha asked us to be critically engaged. We talk a lot about being … Continue reading

2016/12/09 · Leave a comment

Jnanamitra: Gender as Embodied Experience

I finally got to watch this talk by Jnanamitra, given at the first Triratna Gender Diverse Buddhists retreat at Adhisthana in the UK. What a fantastic story! One of the … Continue reading

2016/12/07 · Leave a comment

Lama Rod Owens: The Work of Diversity: Getting Messy, Getting Uncomfortable

[Editor: The following interview with Lama Rod Owen was published in Insight Journal, a monthly publication  of the Barre Centre for Buddhist Studies in Barre, Massachusetts. There is no author … Continue reading

2016/10/30 · Leave a comment

Going low with Donald Trump

by Alycee Lane I do not like this man. Every day, if you walk by my office, you just might hear me mutter the words “motherfucker” or “racist asshole” or … Continue reading

2016/10/21 · 2 Comments

Freed from [re]Birth: The Evolution of Consciousness

This is a continuation of my contemplation of the traditional Buddhist doctrine on pratityasamutpada, the chain of dependent origination, karma and rebirth. Part 1, Pratityasamutpada: The Evolution of Evolution is … Continue reading

2016/10/06 · 1 Comment

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