How Dharma-Gaia is steering Hispanic Buddhism on a course of ecological justice

Born after the landmark symposium of Sakyadhita Spain’s 2nd International Symposium of Spanish-Speaking Buddhist Women (“Dharma-Gaia: Buddhism, Women, and the Climate Crisis”), the Dharma-Gaia organization arose as an idea among Sakyadhita’s management that there should be a network of environmental feminism that could intersect with the Buddhist community. This group of “Buddhist eco-feminists” is an […]

Systemic Racism in the US: What White Buddhists Can Do, Part One

Last week marked an important moment for racial relations in the US, with former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being convicted of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd, an innocent black man. Few will have missed the tragic event that took place last spring and that sparked countrywide and international outrage over the treatment […]

Another Letter to the Editor

I think I know whyI like this piece. It’s what I strive forin everything I do. It disrupts everyone. From Generation Z to the Greatest Generation, this one has something to unnerve and destabilizeeveryone’s moral justice.No quarter. Almost no socialor political allegiance. Just one man’s interpretation based on experience. There is a certain purity in that which makes me feel safe. Who knows what the ramificationswill […]

Alice Walker

She watches the solar systemthe way Galileo didyearning for extinction&fresh as shallots just openedshe writes to change her taste in the world George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat Review, Moria Poetry Journal, Chronogram Journal, Ampersand Literary Review, The Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in USA Today, The Wall […]