Category Archives: Spiritual Activism

The Liberating Power of Obstacles

The appearance of obstacles is often met with consternation and a sense of either reactionary emotion or the weightiness of necessary action. However, for meditators or dharma practitioners the obstacle is a powerful opportunity for growth and to practice the … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Breath

The flow of prana or lung within the body is directly connected to mind and its functions. This connection is pervasive. Rather than thinking of mind as being “in our heads” or our “brains” the Ayurvedic and Tibetan medical and … Continue reading

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24 Unplug #1

Recently I was off the grid so to speak for a short reprieve. No phone, no internet, no external stimuli or distraction. All I had with me was a collection of essays by Edward Abbey, my thoughts, and the teachings … Continue reading

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The Activism of Mantra

In light of the recent election here in the United States there has been a fire lit for those inspired to action and activism. This fire always burns, of course, but with the full assault on diversity, religious freedoms, and … Continue reading

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Khandro Rinpoche on Relationships and the Path

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Song of Advice for Giving Up Meat

I was a vegetarian for years. Strict, rigid, and quite high on myself and low on those who ate meat. To put it simply, I was a fanatic. Much to the benefit of myself (and those around me) my attitude … Continue reading

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Engaged Buddhism

I have created a category of posts here called “engaged Buddhism”. In general I am not a fan of the standard interpretation of engaged Buddhism. It seems to me that we feel the need to invent another branch of the … Continue reading

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