Walk On If you are determined to show that the world can have peace, and you fight for this every day, walk on! If you wish for good health, peace and happiness for all, keep smiling & walk on! If your aim is to create a better world for everyone with no privilege for yourself, embrace simplicity… Read More Walk On-Poetry by Tony Staples
The Engaged Buddhist See things as they are, no lies or delusion. Meditate daily, clear fog and confusion. Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes. Walk the path, even if the earth quakes. Serve the people, being selfless the key. Guide them with love, be fearless and free! – Snowflake.
Engage! welcomes a new contributor, Tony Staples, a poet who has generously offered his work for the blog. bio: Hello Shaun: I am a 52yr old man living in the UK. I have been a prison officer for 29yrs and retire in a couple of years. I have recently ceased my political activity which lasted… Read More New Poetry from Tony Staples
Pauline Oliveros is a pioneer in the field of avant garde music and a philosophy of music she calls “deep listening.” Her TED talk (below) explains the theory and practice of deep listening. From the website Resident Advisor: Pauline Oliveros is one of modern music’s most important figures, precisely because her work transcends music… Read More Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros
Video: President Obama Inaugurates the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Patrick Lynch © Darren Bradley “What we can see of this building, the towering glass, the artistry of the metalwork, is surely a sight to behold.” These were the words spoken by President Barack Obama as he inaugurated the most recent addition to… Read More Obama Opens Museum of African American History and Culture
I’m happy to introduce a new contributor to Engage!, Philip Kienholz, a poet from Peterborough, Ontario. His book of poetry, Display: Poems, will be available on Amazon.ca later this month. Namo Tassa Extempore for Dale Jacobson 1. I am sitting here watching my ego. I am sitting here watching my ego. I’m sitting here watching… Read More Namo Tassa: Poetry from Philip Kienholz
The Triumph of Life: The Last Days of the Buddha, an opera by composed by Timothy Lissimore, directed by Maitreyabandhu, performed at the London Buddhist Centre, UK. This is a brilliant musical score, a great piece of modern performance that should be known throughout the opera world. What amazes me is how much energy and emotion is… Read More Last Days of the Buddha: Modern Opera