Eco/Social Justice

No Self in America – Recognizing Race

Not every teaching the Buddha gave had universal application. Some of it was meant only for certain people, and in certain times. The Buddha was primarily concerned with helping others to wake up to the reality of suffering and in providing practitioners with the means to liberate themselves from suffering. All of the stories in the Pali Cannon were offered on specific occasions and at specific times and were in response to the needs of individuals or the community at that time.

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The Tree of Life

In light of yet another round of shootings, this time at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh killing 11, and in the African American

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Haiti is a Great Teacher

“Beyond Mountains are more mountains” is a Haitian saying.  This proverb does not only accurately depict the Haitian landscape, but also the inner landscape of

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Ayiti and America

Climate changes people. People change climate. The fridge stays on maybe 4/24 in Haiti. Mosquitos bite and sweat on forehead while half asleep in disease.

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Trauma Sensitive Zen

One mark of a well-polished Zen monk is the ability to accept any situation as it is, without trying to change anything.  The first line

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