Category: Society & Politics

Radical Dharma: Remembering in Seven Movements

For those graduating and entering new periods of their life this month, the journey is just beginning. In this excerpt from Radical Dharma, co-author Lama Rod Owens describes his own personal and spiritual journeys, and coming home to himself. Remembering in Seven Movements I am wondering what it has meant for me to leave home. I …continue

Finding the Comfort in Discomfort

There were several times while working on Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation that I had to get up from my chair and walk away from the book. The content was intense and provocative: a fierce call to question and change the systems of oppression permeating our society at large and our spiritual communities …continue

Suffering the Silence: What You Don’t See

Last September, I had the pleasure of working on Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial, a project near and dear to my heart. While writing her book, author Allie Cashel was also working with longtime friend Erica Lupinacci to launch Suffering the Silence, an online community that empowers those with chronic illnesses to …continue

Climate Change, Morality, and Social Change

Guest Post by Liz Cunningham We tend to have collective amnesia about how social change occurs. I’ve been asking myself over and over lately, Where does change come from? It happens right smack in the middle of mindsets that tell us that whatever it is we want to change is so intrinsic to the way …continue

8 Ways to Reconnect with Nature

As Earth Day approaches communities all over the world, from Berkeley to Berlin, are celebrating our planet through acts of environmental love. From planting trees and picking up trash, to spreading online petitions and emailing elected officials, each of us has our own Earth Calling, and each is as unique as a fingerprint. In their book, Earth Calling: A …continue