Featured Articles and Journals: Activism and Politics

September 8, 2010
PLEASE SUPPORT TWO MINDFUL LEADERS RUNNING FOR HIGH OFFICE   ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL, NEW YORK   JERRY BROWN FOR GOVERNOR, CALIFORNIA  
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September 8, 2010
"Bearing Witness" is one of the principles of the Zen Peacemakers, it is meant to encourage non-reactivity in potentially volatile situations. When confronted with situations in which we would normally react, what happens when we look...
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September 8, 2010
by Jerry Kolber One of the things you'll notice both as a result of regular seated meditation practice, as well as living the embodiment of the eight-fold path, is that using euphemisms can start to feel somewhat non-Buddhisty.  But...
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September 1, 2010
Why is human generosity so selective, if it happens at all?  
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September 1, 2010
I sit among finely placed tabletops.  There is an LCD screen playing eco-facts along the eco-wall.   Arugala, the spicy warrior, is smothered by the vague oils and sting of Dijon Vinaigrette
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September 1, 2010
  by Jerry Kolber Time for an open letter to President Obama: Dear President Obama, Dude.Seriously? WTF?!?!  
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August 30, 2010
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August 30, 2010
(originally published in the Huffington Post) Critical theorist Slavoj Zizek has an interestingly harsh critique of Western Buddhism and the meditation tools it employs. Framing his critique in Marxist terms, he argues that Buddhism is the...
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August 16, 2010
{For anyone who has been exposed to Nichiren Buddhism, you may have an understanding of where I'm coming from.  In the spirit of reconciliation, I've drafted this peace treaty and welcome all thoughts, suggestions and input from the...
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August 15, 2010
"I try really hard not to do the things I do"  - Jeff Bridges, on confronting resistance in creative practice  
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August 12, 2010
  "The fact that we even know we have a mind that we can look at is a radical leap"  - Paula Green  
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August 11, 2010
"Demystify the Mystical" - Akim Funk Buddha  "Climb in my hip pocket and see what I do"  - Paco Lugaviño, in describing Roshi Bernie Glassman's method of "teaching by example"
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August 10, 2010
"If we take the attitude that we can just practice loving kindness and everything will be okay we will lose this planet."  -  Bhikkhu Bodhi, addressing the question of practice and engagement, a few minutes after leading a...
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August 9, 2010
    Krishna Das is warming up for a Kirtan upstairs, and the Mother House of the Zen Peacemakers in Montague, MA is buzzing with movement and energy on this first day of the Symposium for Western Socially Engaged Buddhism.  ...
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