Spiritual Activism

If you’re going to turn up in this world and do real work, you’re going to need to be fundamentally strong and energized. In my experience this demands five interrelated sacred practices.

1. Cool Practices

The first...

Omega: What was it like to grow up in a musical household?

Ysaye: My father taught piano, violin, and viola in our home, and I wanted to do what they were doing. I remember at two and a half I had this...

One of the most challenging things to do is start a meditation practice—or any other practice—and stick to it. If you've struggled to start a practice of any kind, you'll be interested to hear what experienced teachers...

Do Your Own Work & Own Your Part
Sean Corn  

There are many ways to become an effective game changer, but in the context of spiritual...

When Being Black came out in 2000, I was chagrined by what I had done. I realized that, out of my love and appreciation for the dharma, I issued this invitation to people of color into a Buddhist American space that was not...

Omega: How do you see self-care as a particularly radical act of freedom and healing? How can meeting our individual needs bring us closer to being able to meet the needs of the many?

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Thousands of people lost lives and experienced injuries, and about half a million people became displaced from...

1. You Can’t Separate Social Justice & Sustainability 

The interplay and interconnection between social justice and ecological sustainability was a major theme during the weekend gathering. 

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