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Questions about Responding to White Supremacy

The comments below were catalyzed by an ongoing exchange of ideas on the Buddhist Peace Fellowship website. I encourage you to explore the dialogue there. Mine is just one voice.  http://www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org/buddhists-and-the-bloc/ —Hozan *** Please forgive the rambling nature of these … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Must Be Engaged—a Meditation

The Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness invite us to be mindful of the body in the body, feelings in the feelings, breath in the breath. This means becoming aware of actions and thoughts from within themselves, within ourselves. In just this … Continue reading

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In the Winter of Our Discontent

Nyogen Senzaki was the first Japanese Zen master to live and teach on our shores. Along with one hundred twenty thousand Americans of Japanese ancestry, he was interned as an enemy alien, confined at Heart Mountain, Wyoming during World War … Continue reading

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President Ubu Trump

A friend’s comment last week surfaced my old appreciation for the work of Alfred Jarry, author of the wild and astonishing farce, Ubu Roi, father of the science of Pataphysics. Ubu Roi (King Ubu), a satire about greed, power, and delusion that … Continue reading

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Early Autumn Notes

The Golden Buddha of Nagaloka There’s a lot going on. A few notes before I leave. Tomorrow morning I fly to India for a conference of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). We are gathering at Nagaloka, the school … Continue reading

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A Soto Zen Buddhist Climate Statement

  The statement below is a unique collaboration among Soto Zen Buddhists in the west. With roots in China and in the 13th century teachings of Eihei Dogen, Soto Zen is one of the largest of Japan’s Buddhist denominations. This … Continue reading

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Jarvis Masters: A Story in Need of a New Ending

  The fabric of a criminal trial is woven of stories…                                                           … Continue reading

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