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Buddhist Activism

Bernie Glassman's Boots-On-The-Ground-Secular Buddhism

Mary Veronica Sweeney | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Mary Veronica Sweeney

Bernie leads people to places like Rawanda and Auschwitz, what he calls "bearing witness" retreats, to anchor practice in the full spectrum of who we are as human beings.

The New Bodhisattva Path

David Loy | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
David Loy

Instead of asking, "How can I get out of this situation?" the bodhisattva asks, "What can I contribute to make this situation better?" Today, more than ever, we need to understand the bodhisattva path as a spiritual archetype that offers a new vision of human possibility.

Buddhist Activism And Public Policy: The International Network Of Engaged Buddhists

Matt Bieber | Posted 10.04.2012 | Religion
Matt Bieber

"There are the tools that you use for personal practice that help keep you grounded. Then there are relational tools that Buddhism has for dealing with others. And then at the third level are the Buddhist tools for understanding the world and society."

Arising To The Interconnectedness Of Life

Bernie Glassman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Bernie Glassman

When I see everything, including the social system, as myself, I take actions to reduce suffering. I heal the system as healing myself, not fixing someone else who is to blame for all the problems.

An Open Letter From Buddhist And Yoga Teachers In Support Of The Occupy Movement

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Ethan Nichtern

As teachers and leaders of communities that promote the development of compassion and mindfulness, we write to express our solidarity with the movement now in more than 1,900 cities worldwide.

Flashmob Meditators Occupy Wall Street

Wendi L. Adamek | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Wendi L. Adamek

The meditators were no doubt derided as hopelessly naive by Wall Street Olympians. Absorbed by the lightning-fast cyberspace synapses of the global economic body, why would they even bother to look?