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Our life is like a vast net connecting us to all other lives on this planet, and each part of this net is linked to all of the rest. The essence of our life is not limited within the confines of our bodies but rather is distributed across all the people and things that we… Read More The Karmapa: Interconnected
Doing Our Own Work Series: In this is a fantastic video, Dr. Robin DiAngelo unpacks white fragility, white racial denial, white privilege, white racial stress and white worldview. Dr. Robin DiAngelo coined the term “white fragility” and has done extensive research and teaching on white fragility and white worldview. Her book. What Does It Mean to… Read More Dr. Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility
Published on Jul 18, 2017 Rev. Guo Cheen’s comments after Dr. Funie Hsu’s powerpoint presentation about racial justice, which is not available at this time due to online personal attacks against Dr. Hsu and other outspoken Asian American Buddhists. [Editor: the video has been published and is posted here.] Rev. Guo Cheen emphasizes the importance… Read More NABA Webinar on Recentering Asian Americans into American Buddhism
Published on Jul 28, 2017 Selected excerpts of what some of the participants shared on the recent NABA (North American Buddhist Alliance) webinar: Recentering Asian Americans into American Buddhism with Dr. Funie Hsu. NABA now has a Google Group for us to continue this conversation: “NABA’s Recentering Asian Americans Webinar Group”.
Published on Aug 7, 2017 Rarely heard voices, rarely publicized history. In this NABA (North American Buddhists Alliance) webinar on racial justice, Dr. Funie Hsu, assistant profess at SJSU and an Asian American female Buddhist, presents material that every Buddhist interested in community on American soil should know about. Dr. Hsu’s powerpoint presentation is edited… Read More Dr. Funie Hsu: Recentering Asian-Americans in American Buddhism
Sogyal Rinpoche, founder of Rigpa Int’l., has resigned from his position as spiritual leader of the sangha. Eight of his students wrote a 12-page letter in which they detailed his alleged abuses, of four kinds: physical abuse resulting in injury, sexual abuse and exploitation, psychological abuse, and appropriation of dana (donations) for his own wealth.… Read More Sogyal Rinpoche: Criminal Tantric Lama
Russell Brand rips on the opiod crisis in America (but he’s British). More Americans are dying from opioid overdose than have died from gun deaths, car crashes and HIV/AIDS. As we showed in “Deaths of Despair”, while mortality from disease has gone down in all age groups, deaths from alcoholism, addiction and suicide have gone back… Read More Russell Brand Rips on the Opiod Crisis