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Mullings on teaching, learning, schooling, society, ecology, systems, spirituality, connections…

When Things Go South — Schismogenesis

| June 28, 2016

Have you ever noticed what happens when our life situations go south or when big global situations turn bad? It seems that much more often than not, we react with aggression, which can range from pushing someone away to outright physical aggression and violence. At least in contemporary Western societies, the only other ways of […]

Meditation, Suffering, Aggression, and Taking Social-Environmental Action

| August 31, 2013

I don’t want to diminish the critical importance of meditation experiences, insights, and realizations. From a Buddhist point of view (but any tradition with a contemplative practice), meditation is absolutely necessary, if we are to have any hope of taking any kind of compassionate or skillful action. However, I worry that we all can get […]