Engage!

Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

Now It’s All of Us

What has just begun at the Inauguration of Donald Trump is the class war to end all class wars. Lately I’ve been thinking that this election is indeed a class war, … Continue reading

2017/01/20 · 2 Comments

Post-Election: The Buddhist Refuge Movement Starts Now

Let’s not give up on our love for each other. Don’t let rage, hate and fear turn you into the mirror image of Trump. Violent revolt plays right into Trump’s fascist … Continue reading

2016/11/11 · 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

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

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

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

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

Archives

Follow Engage! on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 519 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 150,279 hits