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
http://engagedbuddhism.net/bodhgaia-dharmaecology/ BodhGaia is the story of awakening to the dharma of evolution, ecology and cosmic spirituality. “Dharma” is not just the teachings of the Buddha and the writings of the early Buddhists in the sutras. “Dharma” means “law”, “all natural phenomena,” “what is”, reality. Dharmaecology is the dharma of relatedness, of the interconnectedness of all phenomena. BodhGaia is a telling… Read More BodhGaia: Dharmaecology and the Eco-Evolutionary Story
The Work of Diversity: A Deeper Engagement If you haven’t already, join our mailing list to receive monthly articles in your inbox. Learn more about Sebene’s upcoming course at BCBS this May on Buddha’s Teachings and Issues of Cultural Spiritual Bypassing. IJ: What’s most essential for a deeper engagement with the work of diversity and inclusivity? SS: To… Read More Sellassie: The Unconscious Whiteness of Being
“Worcester MA is the largest refugee resettlement destination in the Northeast” Clive McFarlane: Social activism still needed, still works By Clive McFarlane Telegram & Gazette Staff Earlier this month I wrote about Carolyn Latino, a college student and a Worcester native who spent her Thanksgiving break at Standing Rock, North Dakota, in support of the Sioux… Read More Local Hero Clive McFarlane, Worcester MA
Greg Snyder, Zen teacher, at the second conference on Buddhism and Race at Harvard Divinity School, said “The Buddha asked us to be critically engaged. We talk a lot about being present, but the Buddha asked us to look and really see how things came to be, and that’s a critical engagement. That’s not just watching… Read More Critical Engagement and SURJ
Harvard Buddhist Community recording of a conference on Race and Racism within a Buddhist context. Great discussion, please watch!
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