Buddhist, Yoga, Dharma friends: the Mastodon Instance Dharma Realm is ready! Invite: https://ganesha.masto.host/invite/g6LzfAjs Dharma Realm is hosted at ganesha.masto.host Dharma Realm is a Mastodon Instance for Buddhism, Dharma, Yoga, Advaita, and related spiritualities (Secular Buddhism, Naturalism, Tao, etc).I'm looking for a hosting partner to help moderate the site. If you're interested in working on this project, please … Continue reading The Dharma Realm is Ready
Dharma Nerds aims to be a hub for intellectual and creative exploration of dharma themes in Buddhism and related Engaged Contemplative traditions. I welcome submission of your articles, photos, film and other visual art, poetry, creative writing and sound explorations. I love articles on modern and post-modern dharma scholarship, but also heterodox and counter-cultural explorations … Continue reading Calling All Nerds
What if reality is extremely deep and chaotic? What if what we know about the material world barely scratches the surface of what reality is? What if reality is a continuous and chaotic unfolding of the infinitely diverse, and that what we see and touch is only the encrusted outer layer of reality? What if … Continue reading What If?
Here's my speculative dharma: if as brain science shows, human brains sync when interacting in a group, they would also sync when they are meditating together. I believe I've experienced this myself when meditating in large groups. Wouldn't they also sync if they were meditating at the same time all over the globe, connected through … Continue reading Buddhist Futures: Global Brain Waves
What happens after Capitalism? What is life like? Now that Capitalism has captured and colonized, appropriated (stolen), marketed and sold back to us every facet of our own lives, our relationships, needs, desires, cultures, even our ‘spiritualities’, what is left to us when Capitalism dies? As Joe Brewer wrote, "the pain you feel is Capitalism dying." … Continue reading Buddhist Futures: The Black Hole of Post-Capitalism
Facebook is reporting that it took down 32 FB Pages and accounts that it said were set up by foreign actors with the intent to stoke political conflict in the upcoming 2018 Midterm elections. The pages, their associated advertising and 30 public events were set up by foreign actors, but nationality has not been identified. … Continue reading ‘Mindful Being’ a Political Threat?
I am reading Graham Jones book: the Shock Doctrine of the Left, and will have him on the Engage! podcast to discuss the London Radical Mindfulness project very soon. A new definition of Mindfulness: the opposite of ‘mindlessness’. Mindfulness is the development of a critical consciousness that is deployed to critique and deconstruct the social … Continue reading Radical Mindfulness as Critical Consciousness
[Editor: I have contacted Graham Jones, one of the organizers of London Radical Mindfulness. He sent me his recently published book, The Shock Doctrine of the Left. Graham and I have made plans to do a podcast for Engage! after I read the book. Meanwhile, his group, London Radical Mindfulness, has been ramping up publications on … Continue reading What is Radical Mindfulness?