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Walk On-Poetry by Tony Staples

Walk On If you are determined to show that the world can have peace, and you fight for this every day, walk on! If you wish for good health, peace and happiness … Continue reading

2017/02/05 · 1 Comment

The Engaged Buddhist (poem)

The Engaged Buddhist   See things as they are, no lies or delusion. Meditate daily, clear fog and confusion. Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes. Walk the path, … Continue reading

2017/02/05 · 1 Comment

New Poetry from Tony Staples

Engage! welcomes a new contributor, Tony Staples, a poet who has generously offered his work for the blog. bio: Hello Shaun: I am a 52yr old man living in the … Continue reading

2017/02/05 · Leave a comment

Namo Tassa: Poetry from Philip Kienholz

I’m happy to introduce a new contributor to Engage!, Philip Kienholz, a poet from Peterborough, Ontario. His book of poetry, Display: Poems, will be available on Amazon.ca later this month. Namo Tassa … Continue reading

2016/09/20 · Leave a comment

Hartz: Some Notes On Buddhist & Marxist Dialectics

Today I am very glad to introduce Jim Hartz as a regular contributor to Engage! Jim is an author, teacher and lifelong student of Chögyam Trungpa. Jim teaches ‘Buddhism without … 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

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

Everything is Lost in Love

Enjoy this beautiful doha based on a poem by 13th century female mystic Hadewijch of Antwerp. In this doha, Hadewijch speaks of being a slave of love. I do not know … Continue reading

2014/12/09 · 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

Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters Animation

A new music video featuring the music of Kinnie Starr has stop-motion wood carved characters confronting Prime Minister Stephen Harper, depicted on a super tanker travelling around Haida Gwaii. Haida Raid 3: Save … Continue reading

2014/12/04 · Leave a comment


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