Habits of blame and retribution can be deeply entrenched. As the Buddha extols in the Dhammapada, “Greater in combat than a person who conquers a thousand times a thousand people is the person who conquers herself.”
Peacemaker Marshall Rosenberg‘s trainings are based on an assumption that when we are clear and connected to ourselves, there’s nothing that we like better than to contribute to one another’s well-being. Even if we’re “enemies.”
Green Gulch Farm’s Wendy Johnson introduces conservationist Peter Forbes, whose work with the Trust for Public Land combined meditation with activism, linking cultural diversity and natural diversity, fusing civil rights and environmental rights, and showing that the health of big wilderness is directly connected to the health of our core cities.
David Budbill is a poet, playwright, essayist, speaker, musician, gardener and publisher of a cyberzine. Quite a list of accomplishments for a man who moved decades ago to a remote area of northern Vermont to live as a hermit.
Short reviews of Trust in Mind: The Rebellion of Chinese Zen • The Four Immeasurables • A Flock of Fools: Ancient Buddhist Tales of Wisdom and Laughter from the One Hundred Parable Sutra • Buddha in a Teacup: Tales of Enlightenment • Re-Enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West