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One of the books on my winter reading list, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation, acquainted me with African American Buddhist. This book is authored by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, ordained Zen priest, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Seydullah, Ph.D. The essays and dialogues of this book led me to inquire into the ideas …

Review of Derrick Jensen’s, The Myth of Human Supremacy. Seven Stories Press, Works of Radical Imagination, New York City, NY, 2016.

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A Language Older Than Words was my first encounter with Derrick Jensen. I remember his passion and concern for the Earth, and I vaguely remember him speaking of the abuse he suffered as a child. The abuse lead him to his eventual practice of radical environmentalism. Other than that, I cannot recall too many of …

POETRY

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This selection is from Saul Williams’ poem, said the Shotgun to the head. Pocket Books, NY, New York. 2003.  You can discover more about Williams on his web site:  http://saulwilliams.com/. While you’re there, listen to NOISEY: END YOUR WILLFUL DISREGARD WITH SAUL WILLIAMS’ NEW VIDEO FOR “DOWN FOR SOME IGNORANCE  to be free of the …

Books | A Monk in the World: Cultivating A Spiritual Life, by Wayne Teasdale

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It was in reading the book The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living that I discovered Wayne Teasdale. I have encountered this mysterious and seductive monastic voice in my readings of other monks, men and women, contemplatives and mystics. Years ago, I recognized this voice when reading Howard Thurman’s, Meditations of the Heart. …

Love and Liberation: An interview with Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thich Nhat Hanh. Photo by Brother Phap Due. “In this 2010 interview, Thich Nhat Hanh talked to me about true love, the benefits of suffering, and the insight that will set you free. He says that he teaches original Buddhism with a Mahayana spirit. I say that no one else today presents the Buddha’s central …