Category Archives: Poverty

LIGHTING THOSE CANDLES

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By Kathie MM Yesterday’s post by Lewis Randa, Director of the Peace Abbey, is a model letter for Donald Trump to consider sending to Chairman of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jung-un.  The post is also a beacon to … Continue reading

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Buddhist Social Democracy, Part 2

by Stefan Schindler In Buddha’s worldview, “each life is precious, endowed with freedom and opportunity.” The Buddhist social democratic path to peace offers widespread time and place for deconditioning. Buddha says the institutions of society ought to serve schools, not … Continue reading

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Buddhist Social Democracy, Part 1

by Stefan Schindler    All things pass; life is brief; seek freedom; be kind.  Siddhartha Gautama, Gangamala Jataka  “A Buddha arises for the welfare of the multitude.” This is a common refrain in Buddhist sutras. On Buddha’s Eightfold Path to … Continue reading

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Where it all begins, Part 1

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By Kathie MM Most children, in this country and much of the rest of the world, have been subjected to considerable verbal and psychological violence, and often physical violence, by the age of two—and it may only get worse. The … Continue reading

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