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Trump's Stupid "Solution" to School Shootings or Stand Against Suffering Redux

Trump’s Stupid “Solution” to School Shootings or Stand Against Suffering Redux

President Donald Trump issued a series of tweets this morning. They went like this: I never said “give teachers guns” like was stated on Fake News. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving “concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience – only the best. 20% of […]

Or was the person who shot the arrow Ted Nugent? In that case I'll pull it out for you right now!

The Arrow Parable in Reverse

After I posted my article No Buddhism for YOU, someone on Facebook made the following comment. “I agree with you all that there can be a diversity of approaches and in fact, I imagine that people across the political spectrum have important pieces to offer in transforming the suffering caused by these systemic, and intertwined, […]

No Buddhism for YOU!

No Buddhism for YOU!

Last weekend, 200 prominent Buddhists met in New York City at a conference called “Buddhist Action: Morals, Vision, and Justice.” According to an article in Lion’s Roar, the idea behind the conference was, “Buddhists strive to alleviating suffering. Political and social crises cause immense suffering around the world. How can as-of-yet unconnected Buddhists groups work […]

Sky and God

Sky and God

My niece Sky started a YouTube channel. You may remember Sky from the videos we did together a few years ago, like this one. Well, now she’s all grown up — she’s 21 — and she’s making videos about God. Actually, most of her videos aren’t about God. But the one I linked to above […]

All Buddhists Must Speak Out About Myanmar... Right?

All Buddhists Must Speak Out About Myanmar… Right?

I got an interesting question from one of my patrons over at Pateron and it went like this: Whenever there is an Islamist terror attack, Muslims are criticized if they do not renounce such actions. Does the Buddhist community have an obligation to speak out about the persecution of the Rohingya people? In case you’re […]