In Greed We Trust

Our global economy seems to be rooted in greed. It seems that the United State dollar bill should read, “In Greed We Trust.” There is no more trust in god, a supreme being, the creator of all there is, or our very own buddhanature. We seem to be consumed by greed. We can begin almost […]

Killing You Softly

Roberta Flack tells us that “[He] is killing me softly with his song.” But I say, sugar is killing you softly with its sweetness. This is especially true for refined sugar. There are other foods that also my be killing you softly. These are mainly packaged foods that contain GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients like […]

Global Warming Is Still Happening

My dharma brother and fellow OI1 member, George Hoguet posted a link to a very technical article about global warming which is still happening and even at a faster rate than anticipated by the latest scientific assessment. The NASA study  reveals that “…Climate Sensitivity Is High So ‘Long-Term Warming Likely To Be Significant.’” [Read More…] […]

Who Will Feed The Hungry Children In America?

Speaking of Engaged Buddhism, there is no finer example than that of Bhikkhu Bodhi. He founded Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) project to feed the hungry children in America and other parts of the world. According to an article on the BGR blog titled,  Nourishing Change, the United States House of Representatives passed the new Farm […]

Is Global Warming Real?

Is climate change real? Is global warming something that humans are responsible for? I keep asking myself these questions, especially when friends suggest that climate change is a scientific hoax. Last week, I watched an amazing film by photographer James Balog called, “Chasing Ice“. This is an effort by an artist to show the world that climate […]

Are You Playing Genetic Roulette?

One of the main principles of mindful eating is to choose your food wisely. Are you playing genetic roulette by letting GMO foods into your diet? GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. Did you know that one of the major causes of obesity today is from eating GMO foods? 70% of processed foods in the grocery […]

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