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NABA Webinar on Recentering Asian Americans in American Buddhism

Published on Jul 18, 2017 Rev. Guo Cheen’s comments after Dr. Funie Hsu’s powerpoint presentation about racial justice, which is not available at this time due to online personal attacks … Continue reading

2017/08/18 · Leave a comment

Voices and Insights: Asian American Buddhist Perspectives

Published on Jul 28, 2017 Selected excerpts of what some of the participants shared on the recent NABA (North American Buddhist Alliance) webinar: Recentering Asian Americans into American Buddhism with … Continue reading

2017/08/18 · Leave a comment

Dr. Funie Hsu: Recentering Asian-Americans in American Buddhism

Published on Aug 7, 2017 Rarely heard voices, rarely publicized history. In this NABA (North American Buddhists Alliance) webinar on racial justice, Dr. Funie Hsu, assistant profess at SJSU and … Continue reading

2017/08/18 · Leave a comment

Sogyal Rinpoche: Criminal Tantric Lama

Sogyal Rinpoche, founder of Rigpa Int’l., has resigned from his position as spiritual leader of the sangha. Eight of his students wrote a 12-page letter in which they detailed his … Continue reading

2017/08/18 · 7 Comments

Russell Brand Rips on the Opiod Crisis

Russell Brand rips on the opiod crisis in America (but he’s British). More Americans are dying from opioid overdose than have died from gun deaths, car crashes and HIV/AIDS. As … Continue reading

2017/08/17 · 3 Comments

Whiteness: The Great Erasure

What I Mean When I Say ‘White’ by Tad Hargrave editor of  Healing from Whiteness: remembering the larger story of history.   On the Invention of a White Race In the 17th … Continue reading

2017/08/17 · Leave a comment

Decolonizing Whiteness: Doing Our Own Work

In response to the outbreak of violent white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia (only one of countless thousands of such violent outbreaks), this is the first of a series called ‘Decolonizing … Continue reading

2017/08/17 · Leave a comment

Rod Owens: Radical Love

Lama Rod Owens discusses his ethics of non-harm, right action and radical love in the Trump era. This video was recorded after the outbreak of violent white supremacy in Charlottesville, … Continue reading

2017/08/17 · Leave a comment

Kai Cheng: Backstage at Activist Theatre

Righteous Callings: Being Good, Leftist Orthodoxy, and the Social Justice Crisis of Faith Kai Cheng Aug 8 originally published at Medium. “Ideology is a sick fetish” — Porpentine Charity Heartscape Photo by Thien Viet Deep … Continue reading

2017/08/14 · Leave a comment

James Baldwin: Waking up from the American Dream

Attending Cambridge University Union in 1965, Baldwin debates whether the ‘American dream’ has been achieved at the expense of African-Americans. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FGuardianUs%2Fvideos%2F631112947076472%2F&show_text=0&width=476

2017/08/13 · Leave a comment

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