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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 · 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

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

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

Vow to Poetry

Your recently released Vow to Poetry includes essays and manifestos on poetics, Buddhism, and activism. In one of the articles, “Kali Yuga Poetics,” you proclaim: “Now more than ever the poem is … Continue reading

2014/12/23 · Leave a comment

Mental Health and Globalization: An Alternative Theory on the Mental Health Crisis

By Josh Pendergrass  “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a sick society.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti I have a secret that I usually keep locked up … Continue reading

2014/12/20 · 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

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

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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