Divesting the Mind of Colonialism

We live in the legacy of colonialism, a human-, white-, and settler-centered view of reality. Buddhist scholar Natalie Avalos shows us how Indigenous and Dharma wisdom call us to live in Right Relationship with Earth and all beings.

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A Zen Harvest

Closeup of purple cabbage

Green Gulch Farm Zen Center has provided a vivid demonstration of engaged practice during the pandemic, sharing its vegetable harvests with communities in need throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Finding Light in the Darkness

Here at the end of 2020, so fraught with loss, what gifts can we find nestled among the common roots of darkness and light, difficulty and ease, suffering and joy?

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Veg

What food systems might be possible when we prioritize the wellness of beings and ecosystems over profit-making?

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Buddhist Monks, Volunteers Offer Relief in Cambodia

One of Cambodia’s most prominent, socially-engaged Buddhist scholars leads efforts to provide not only spiritual but material relief to victims of flooding and the COVID pandemic.

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Unboxing Our Selves

A journey to an ancient landscape inspires a British ecopsychologist and dharma practitioner to reflect on the contraction of her life during the pandemic and how Buddhist teachings help her stay open.

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The Future We Choose

With the U.S. poised to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, architects Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac describe how a Buddhist perspective still provides hope for its realization.

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Sensing with a Tree

A hurricane-ravaged landscape offers inspiration and a lesson on resilience to a photographer and student of the dharma.

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Entering the Bardo

The natural and social systems that sustain us are losing their stability, observes Joanna Macy. This state of bardo, or transition, can be painful and frightening—but if we face the reality of collapse and cultivate inner stability, we can find the courage to faithfully serve all that we love.

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Climate, Corona, and Collapse

As racial justice protests swell, compounding the COVID-19 crisis that can already feel overwhelming, the Dharma continues to offer perspectives and practices to help us navigate these samsaric waters.

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Reckoning with Invisible Deities (Part Two)

Lama Willa Miller reflects on how the coronavirus she calls a Dark Goddess has shattered our illusions of separateness in a world where everything leans. “Yours is a long song of interbeing.”

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Reckoning with Invisible Deities (Part One)

Dharma teacher, author, and activist Thanissara takes us on a shaman’s journey to face the ferocious gaze of the corona god who has emerged from the netherworld and thrown us into the in-between.

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Whose Lives Matter?

Workers in any industry ought not be forced to choose between physical and financial health. And within the meat-packing industry, what of the brutal cost to animals of returning this sector to “normal”? Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi examines the layers of perverted value in a recent Trump Administration decision.

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The Great Adaptation

How historic is this current moment of disruption? Will we forever talk about life BCV and ACV—before corona virus and after corona virus? And what does it teach us about climate change?

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