About the Clear View Blog

I have been thinking about building a Clear View blog for the last two years. The idea is to create a place where engaged Buddhists can meet and share thoughts about whatever comes to mind.  My own thoughts–deep or shallow, brief or lengthy–will be at home here.  As will the words and thoughts of guest columnists from engaged Buddhism and related worlds. My hope, too, is that readers will respond and refine the conversation. So…now we are up and running.

By the way, I am pleased to let you know about The Bodhisattva’s Embrace: Dispatches from Engaged Buddhism’s Front Lines, published by our new imprint Clear View Press. The book is available from clearview project.org and also from Amazon.com.

— Alan Senauke

6 Responses to About the Clear View Blog

  1. Marion Foot says:

    Hi Alan,
    I just wanted to thank you for posting the data about Jarvis and the case. I’m a good friend of Jarvis and am in Eastern Canada and unable to make it down for the trial. It’s a big help for me to have you doing this–big help. Thank you.

  2. beth tom says:

    hello alan,
    i thank you as well for posting the blogs about Jarvis’ hearings.

  3. Jonathan Klate says:


    Maia Duerr reposted a quote she found on your blog attributed to MLK in 1957: “In the final analysis, love is not this sentimental something that we talk about. It is not merely an emotional something. Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. It is the refusal to defeat any individual. When you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. Individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    I am trying to authoritatively source this, never having seen it before, and hope you can help.

    Thanks so much,

    Jonathan Klate

  4. asenauke says:

    Dear Jonathan,

    17 November 1957
    “Loving Your Enemies,” Sermon Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church**


  5. Hi there, Alan, and “Sawadee Kha” as we say in my home country of Thailand.

    I did not see a way to contact you by email or form mail, so I hope you don’t mind that I am contacting you through these comments.

    This is Srisuda Hongthai from The Buddha Garden and I wanted you to know that we are conducting a survey on Buddhism in America in the ten years since the 9/11 Tragedies, since many people found solace in the teachings of Buddhism after 9/11. The survey is at:


    Wouldn’t it be great to know why so many people become interested in Buddhism after the 9/11 attacks? Does Buddhism still play a role in their lives ten years after the attacks? How do the attitudes of new Buddhists differ from those who were Buddhists before 9/11?

    We kindly ask that you will join other webmasters like you by telling your readers about the survey and encouraging them to take it as well. You would be doing a great service to the Dharma community by linking to the survey, or mentioning it on FaceBook or Twitter.

    Thank you, and Sawasdee Kha,

    Srisuda Hongthai
    The Buddha Garden

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