Throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, the post-war United States was busy building economies and infrastructure while the environment was not even an afterthought; there was no environmental movement to ask needed questions or challenge the status quo.

In this month’s exploration of the sacred feminine, Thanissara answered some questions about its relationship to Buddhism, the environment, and values-based action. In this post, we posed the question: was the Buddha a feminist?

When the joy of compassionate service is combined with the pragmatic drive to transform all existing economic, social, and political institutions, a radical divine force is born: Sacred Activism.

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