Desmond Tutu Speaks Out For Climate Change

The situation with climate change is getting rather desperate. As shown last Thursday, Harrison Ford and Don Cheadle are also very concerned about climate change. See What Do Harrison Ford And Don Cheadle Know That We Should. Now Desmond Tutu speaks out for climate change. He thinks we need an anti-apartheid style of boycott of […]

Taking Action For The Benefit Of All Beings

Bhikkhu Bodhi, in discussion with famed activist, Joanna Macy and Pannavati Karuna, talked about taking action for the benefit of all beings. The discussion took place at an event for the benefit of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship in Berkeley, California. Of these three venerables, perhaps Joanna Macy is best known. I have heard her speak […]

Engaged Buddhism

These words of wisdom from Sulak Sivaraksa rang true to me because of his work with engaged Buddhism. Together with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, The Dalai Lama, and Maha Ghosananda, he formed the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). Thich Nhat Hanh, as you probably know is a peace activist and is well-known for […]

Are We Eating Our Children?

I know this title sounds kind of brutal. I wanted to get your attention. There is a story told by the Buddha in the Son’s Flesh Sutra. It is the story about the couple who ate their son’s flesh. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, known as Thay by his followers, tells this story often. Here […]

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 […]

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