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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

Decarbonize Buddhism: Use Broadband Internet Instead of Flying

Proposal to Use Broadband Internet to Meet with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Instead of Air Travel Problem: Air travel is costly, financially and environmentally Current and prospective members of the sangha … Continue reading

2014/12/26 · Leave a comment

Resistence is Resilience: Buddhist Responses to Climate Disruption

Please listen to this talk by Amalaketu: Introducing Eco-Dharma, on Soundcloud. https://soundcloud.com/freebuddhistaudio/dharmabytes-podcast-405

2014/12/18 · Leave a 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

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

Compassion Can Change the World

Members of the Compassionate Karachi Team are working to gather 1,000,000 signatures for compassion. Living a truly ethical life in which we look to putting the needs of others first, … Continue reading

2014/12/08 · 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

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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