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Jnanamitra: Gender as Embodied Experience

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 … Continue reading

2016/12/07 · 2 Comments

The Reckoning w/ Kyodo Williams

*|FNAME|*, join me TODAY for The Reckoning You can’t change reality but you can meet it. let’s do it together  read me online Anger. Confusion. Guilt. Despair TODAY at 4pm … Continue reading

2016/11/20 · Leave a comment

Social: Why We Are Wired to Connect

Scientist Matthew Lieberman uncovers the neuroscience of human connections—and the broad implications for how we live our lives When we experience social pain — a snub, a cruel word — … Continue reading

2016/11/12 · Leave a comment

Foucault, Derrida and Buddhism

I’m excited about a great new book that’s just out in 2016: Edwin Ng’s Buddhism and Cultural Studies: A Profession of Faith. This is a critical contribution to Buddhist social … Continue reading

2016/10/05 · Leave a comment

Philippines Secret Death Squads

Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings  Inaugurated on 30 June, Duterte had been elected on a promise to rid the south-east Asian nation of … Continue reading

2016/10/04 · Leave a comment

Wu Zetian: Buddhist Empress of China

Wu Zetian, the woman who was to become China’s only female Emperor Regent was born in 624 AD, during the Tang Dynasty. The daughter of a government official, she entered the … Continue reading

2016/10/03 · Leave a comment

The growing indigenous spiritual movement that could save the planet

North Dakota is just the beginning. Jack Jenkins Senior Religion Reporter at ThinkProgress. Demonstrators in Canon Ball protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. CREDIT: Flickr/Joe Brusky When Pua Case landed in North Dakota to … Continue reading

2016/10/03 · Leave a comment

Duterte Threatens Genocide to 3 Million Addicts, Urges Extra-Judicial Killings

Editor: as a person in long term recovery from addiction, this casual pronouncement by a head of state that he would gladly execute 3 million addicts is frightening and appalling. Addiction is … Continue reading

2016/10/01 · Leave a comment

The Rising Rate of Incarceration of White Rural Residents

Editor: the following article from the New York Times was referenced in the previous article in Earth First Journal. The articles examines why the greatest increase in incarceration rates is … Continue reading

2016/09/30 · Leave a comment

From Pipelines to Prisons

The intersection of native rights, mass incarceration and environmental justice by Panagioti Tsolkas and Nicholas Todd / Earth First! Newswire Over the past month, two seemingly disparate issues of prisons and … Continue reading

2016/09/30 · Leave a comment

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