Featured Articles: August 2010 Activism and Politics

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 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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