I had a dream about Dogen last night.
This isn’t meant to be a resounding critique of Tricycle, but y’all know how much I like beating up on them. I’ll get it over it. This is, after all, a new era of unity and embracing those with whom we differ. Or something.
If people used language with more specificity, if they were saying what they actually meant, I would get up on this soap box far less frequently.
It goes without saying that for the better part of the past decade, we’ve been telling two disparate stories about ourselves: America is the greatest country on earth, and to question that fundamental assumption is akin to high treason; and the potential of America-as-a-work-in-progress is a great social experiment, but our country’s being run by folks whose moral and intellectual predispositions are at best lacking, at worst downright vile.
This isn’t exactly a speaking engagement or event, but I wanted to let my readers (and listeners) know that “season two” of the DharmaRealm podcast will officially begin on Friday, February 6th. In the first episode of the new year, Harry and I get a little personal and discuss our own background and experiences with […]
I have three, at the very least, reservations (at the very most out-and-out critiques) of the whole “Buddhism isn’t a religion” or “spirituality is better than religion” trope that we come across these days in these United States.