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Teachers, Not Gurus

I learn from teachers. I refuse to follow gurus. Modern history is replete with accounts of gurus and spiritual communities that are rife with sexual abuse; drug and alcohol abuse; … Continue reading

2015/01/03 · 2 Comments

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

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

Amazon ‘Heart & Lungs’ of Planet Threatened by Climate Change

2014/12/16 · Leave a comment

Indigenous Women Speak Out on Impact of Climate Change

2014/12/16 · Leave a comment

Chief Ninawa Huni Kui: Carbon Trading Scheme “REDD” is a False Solution to Climate Change

2014/12/16 · 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