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A Lone Buddhist Manifesto

As a trans-queer Buddhist, I find that I must walk the path of the outcaste, the radical faerie, the siddha. I practice on the fringes of sangha, always on the margins, … Continue reading

2014/11/24 · Leave a comment

Remembering Leslie Feinberg, Revolutionary Communist

Her last words were: “Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”  By hir wife, Minnie Bruce Pratt. Leslie Feinberg, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, … Continue reading

2014/11/17 · Leave a comment

Sangharakshita: Anti-establishment Buddhism

Tricycle: How do you account for Buddhist monasticism, at least as you experienced it, as having evolved in such a uninspiring way? Sangharakshita: Initially, the Buddha’s teachings had to be preserved through … Continue reading

2014/11/16 · Leave a comment

Radical Faeries: Modern Day Siddhas

[Developing story: I will be expanding on this article over the next little while, eventually to become part of a book on tantric Buddhism as engaged practice.] Danielle Levitt, photographer, … Continue reading

2014/11/09 · 2 Comments

Trans*Buddhism: interview with transbuddhists.org

August 21, 2014 by Justin Whitaker I am honored this month to share an interview with the creators of transbuddhists.organd a guide to trans*competence (links below). Please read on and visit their website to find out … Continue reading

2014/09/02 · Leave a comment

Take the Buddhists Bowling

WE COULD STOP PUTTING LIDS ON OURSELVES It is as if we were extraordinary children, possessing all sorts of genius, and we were being undermined by the society around us, … Continue reading

2014/08/21 · 1 Comment

New York Insight’s New LGBTQ Sangha

NYC-area Trans*buddhists and allies, We thought you might be interested in this new group. Sorry for the short notice! This is the second sit of the newly-formed NYI LGBTQ sangha, … Continue reading

2014/08/11 · Leave a comment

Outcastes as Activists: Mama Tits Gives Homophobia the Tantric Twist

“You have no power here. Be gone before someone drops a house on you!”

2014/07/08 · Leave a comment

Buddha and the Sex Trade

The Canada v. Bedford decision (2013) by the Canadian Supreme Court required the Canadian government to correct conditions for people in the sex industry who’s safety was threatened by certain … Continue reading

2014/06/11 · 1 Comment

Conduct Unbecoming: A Trans*Queer Experience of Dharma

Conduct Unbecoming: a Trans*Queer Experience of Dharma (by Shaun Bartone) My experience as a trans*queer meditator in Buddhism has yielded a certain experiential truth: 1) I have a particular perspective … Continue reading

2014/06/10 · 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