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, but it has nothing to do with “us”, the working class, the 99%. Rather it’s a class war amongst the Plutocrats, the billionaire class that… Read More Now It’s All of Us
I finally got to watch this talk by Jnanamitra, given at the first Triratna Gender Diverse Buddhists retreat at Adhisthana in the UK. What a fantastic story! One of the few women to physically transition in the 70s, she was a true pioneer, not only for Triratna, but for trans people in the UK and around the… Read More Jnanamitra: Gender as Embodied Experience
Trump’s election means more police brutality towards black people Patrisse Cullors originally published https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/11/trump-election-black-lives-matter-police-brutality ‘Under Donald Trump, black lives will become even more vulnerable to state violence.’ Black Lives Matter demonstrators protest the killing of Joshua Beal by an off duty Chicago police officer. Photograph: E. Jason Wambsgans/AP Donald Trump has won the presidency. But did… Read More BLM and Native American Latino Muslim LGBT and Gender Liberation
Sign to show your support for this movement: https://www.our100.org This morning, we come together to declare our resolve. Many of us are holding our babies, families, and loved ones close. We know that there is tremendous suffering and anger in this country, yet we stand here today, determined. After an election rife with the politics of division… Read More An open letter to Our Nation from 100 women of color leaders
Gay Marriage Rally 2008; poem presented by Zen priest Jana Drakka. Notice that “names” is plural. And I love the way Jana Drakka translates ancient Buddhist teaching into contemporary language.
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 Happy Valentine’s Day BPFers! I’m heading out today to join up with One Billion Rising, a movement to recognize that over 1 billion women and girls… Read More Rising Up to End Sexual Abuse in Buddhist Communities Part 1
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; extreme coercion for financial support; deference to “advanced practitioners”; and devaluation of the devotee so that they become emotionally dependent on the community and the guru. … Read More Teachers, Not Gurus