Category: News & Politics

Just Breathe: An Asperger’s Story.

By Jes Wright “If you’re going through hell, keep going,” ~ Winston Churchill. I held my breath while reading the article, Fort Bragg High asks team from Mendocino to stay home over T-shirts in the Press Democrat the other day. My heart paused, as I am sure most of us would upon hearing about the students banned from playing in a basketball tournament because they chose to wear the I Can’t Breathe shirts—trying to draw attention to political difficulties that exist within our nation. As I saw the young women’s smiles in the photo accompanying the news story, I felt...

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Dharmic View: Price of Political Allegiance.

By Ty Phillips “All creatures tremble before violence, therefore do not kill or cause others to kill.” The Buddha spoke these words, recorded in the Dhammapada. Within the pages of the Majjhima Nikaya he is recorded as having said that if anyone should act upon you in violence, “with hand, stick, or knife,” that we should harbor no ill will and speak no evil word. Within some 400 scriptures—within the greater Buddhist cannon—not a single phrase can be used to condone or justify violence. What does this mean to us as practitioners within the confines of America? Is it...

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