ENGAGE! IS THE DHARMA OF CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT. Scientific, social and spiritual dharma. Engage! is looking for inspired activists to offer posts, articles, poetry, photos, videos, drawings, animations, music, song, and spoken word to the magazine. Send us your raw and beautiful stuff! email@example.com
[Dear Readers: wow, a deluge of postings today. Links have been piling up in my inbox since the beginning of June. My goal is to eventually publish a book on the dharma of social action based on the material posted at this blog. Right after I finish my dissertation. If you look at at the… Read More The City as Commons: a Policy Reader
Buddhist Education for Social Transformation (BEST) program originally published at Women for Peace and Justice The Buddhist Education for Social Transformation (BEST) course is an innovative yearlong certificated course focused on transformation of individuals, communities, the environment, and the world. The program is open to anyone seeking a Buddhist perspective in his or her approach… Read More Buddhist Education for Social Transformation
Local assemblies transform citizens. We are made new humans by participating. We grow beyond capitalist modernity. “Nature is intelligence, diversity, and self-organisation. Municipalism is self-organisation at the level of cities.” —Vandana Shiva How a Global Network of #FearlessCities is Making Racist Colonial Nation States Obsolete June 15, 2017 Richard D. Bartlett originally posted at P2P Foundation Introducing… Read More A Global Network of Fearless Cities
[Editor: the survival of humanity as a species is dependent on at least two social factors: (1) the capacity to transcend tribalism; and (2) the capacity to trust, share and cooperate, and both of these on a local and global scale. We must examine our social action strategies to see if they increase our capacity… Read More The limits of non-cooperation as a strategy for social change
3 ways Clean Energy will make Big Oil extinct in 12 to 32 Years — without subsidies Nafeez Ahmed June 15 The world is at a point of no return. We find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented transition, where the old industrial paradigm is slowly breaking down. As the old world dies, a new world is… Read More Nafeez Ahmed: As the old world dies, a new world is being born
by Seth Zuihō Segall, originally published at the Existential Buddhist Posted on February 6, 2017 This is an updated, revised version an of essay of mine that was published in the Fall 2004 issue of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship’s former publication, Turning Wheel. It has been overhauled and repurposed for the Trump Era. Just what is… Read More What’s Buddhist About Buddhist Social Activism?
A new essay by Jayarava (Compatibility Issues 3. Buddhism) is a brilliant analysis of the cultural role of Buddhism in the world, past and present. Jayarava argues that the Buddhist worldview is epistemological, in other words, a description of our experience of the world, and how we know what we know (espistemology) rather than a collection truth statements… Read More What Does Buddhism Offer the World?