your punk rock buddhist lesson for the day

It might just be the Fugazi talking, and I don’t really know if these ideas are worth the digital ink I’ve spilled on them, but I think American Buddhist sanghas (of any variety) need to seriously think about how they’re planning on carrying the dharma into the next generation. And truly inclusive, community-based models of practice may be where it’s at.

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The Greatest Band On Earth

So there’s really only three kinds of people in the world (or, more accurately, three kinds of people in My World): there are the people who, when I meet them, I instantly and intuitively hate for no reason; there are the people who, when I meet them, I instantly and intuitively love for no reason; […]

no fireworks

Yesterday was the 4th of July. I was feeling the very antithesis of patriotic, far from wanting to celebrate the birth of our nation. But not for any reason in particular. Not for any of the very many things that I see wrong with the country right now and the people in charge. Oh, sure, […]