endorsement, racism, and other matters

But the real reason why I’m not reciting the litany is because that’s not what I wanted to write about. What I wanted to write about is how, now that our two biggest contenders are a white woman and a black man, over the coming days and likely straight on through November, we’re going to be hearing a lot about race and gender. And I’m willing to bet that most of it is going to going to be pretty asinine.

quick bites

I’ve got a couple of quick things I wanted to interject here. It’s nearly ten in the morning, and I really need to start working. Big big IBS website redesign project nearing completion. More on that later. Sentence fragments here. Heighten tension. Anyway, while tooling around the web this morning, I found a very well-written […]

precepts precepts precepts

There’s a couple of things to think about when talking about Buddhist ethics. The first and, to me, probably the most important thing is that there is no general “Buddhist ethic” that is agreed upon by every iteration of the tradition. Like any religion, like any social thing really, there’s a spectrum of opinion ranging from lose and free-wheeling Buddhists to pretty dogmatic and conservative ones.

buddha cafe

As a follow up to my last entry on Japanese Buddhists trying to drum up interest, my friend Harry turned me on to this article from the Buddhist Channel. It’s a bit more detailed than the Guardian article. Thanks Harry!