Our editors offer context, an overview of this issue’s theme, and a hope that the dharma will inspire us all to be of greater service in a world that seems headed increasingly in the wrong direction.
Stephanie Kaza, professor of environmental studies at the University of Vermont, examines consumer identity through the Buddhist teachings on the twelve limbs of codependent origination.
Writer and activist Kalle Lasn is working to help us all relinquish desire through his magazine Adbusters: A Journal of the Mental Environment and through events that he calls “culture jamming.”
Diana Winston, one of the younger teachers of dharma in the West, raises some questions about one of our favorite techno toys, the Internet, and its effect on our minds and hearts.
Stephen Batchelor talks about the ways Buddhism has—and hasn’t!—evolved over time, adapting to new cultures and situations.