Transcending: On Pride

We asked the contributors of Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices if they’d be willing to share their thoughts this Pride month: whether they’re celebrating, what it’s like to be sheltered-in-place, how they are connecting and finding community, and how they choose to show up. This Pride has been different for myriad reasons: situated amidst a pandemic …continue

There is no neutral.

An excerpt from Radical Dharma, by Reverend angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah, PhD. New Dharma, Radical Dharma It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the discovery and assertion of Siddhartha Gautama, the historic Buddha—that every human being, irrespective of caste, race, creed, or birth has within them the potential for …continue

Statement from North Atlantic Books: The work of racial justice continues

Black lives matter. North Atlantic Books supports and stands by the protesters and organizations asserting and protecting the lives and humanity of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. We wholeheartedly denounce anti-Blackness, white supremacy, and the increasing militarization of police forces that are killing Black and Brown individuals. The last 8 minutes and …continue

Anti-racist reading list

Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracist Reading List Embrace Race’s list of children’s books about race and racism Baratunde Thurston’s World-Saving Books on Bookshop.org  The 1619 Project Zinn Education Project’s Teaching People’s History Prison Abolition Study Resources Critical Resistance’s Reformist Reforms vs Abolitionist Steps in Policing Racial Equity Tools: Fundamentals Scaffolded antiracism tools specifically for white people

COVID-19: A Chinese Medicine Perspective from Brendan Kelly

By Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist, herbalist, and author of  The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis There’s lots of worry about the coronavirus and how it could affect our individual health and that of the people around us. Here are some Chinese medicine-based ideas on how to promote health and limit the likelihood of developing symptoms.  …continue