Current Comment #13

A weekly recap of worthwhile political opinion and social commentary. Vol 1, No 13 ……… December 12th, 2020 SCHEDULING NOTE ~ With this issue, Current Comment is taking a 3-week break for the year-end holidays. The next issue will be posted on January 2nd, 2021. THE WEEK JUST PASSED ~ Three separate news stories this week gave … Continue reading Current Comment #13

Current Comment #6

A weekly recap of worthwhile political opinion and social commentary. Vol 1, No 6 ……… October 24th, 2020 OPENING NOTE - Presidential campaigning and coronavirus infection increases dominated the news again this past week, and both topics feature prominently in the pieces included below. In addition, there are two compelling essays on other matters - … Continue reading Current Comment #6

Engaged Buddhism in This Time of Pandemic (3)

This is the third in an open-ended series of posts exploring some of the principle teachings of Buddhism for insights into how we might conduct our lives more skillfully during these challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic. For an overview of the entire projected series, please see the first entry.   The Three Characteristics ("Marks") of Existence: (2) … Continue reading Engaged Buddhism in This Time of Pandemic (3)

Engaged Buddhism in This Time of Pandemic (2)

This is the second in an open-ended series of posts exploring some of the principle teachings of Buddhism for insights into how we might conduct our lives more skillfully during these challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic. For an overview of the entire projected series, please see the first entry.   The Three Characteristics ("Marks") of … Continue reading Engaged Buddhism in This Time of Pandemic (2)

Engaged Buddhism in This Time of Pandemic (1)

Under normal circumstances, most of the essays I post on this blog focus on some current event or situation in contemporary American politics, which I then attempt to examine through the lens of Buddhist teachings, with the hope that whatever light passes through that lens might usefully illuminate the issue at hand. Of course, we … Continue reading Engaged Buddhism in This Time of Pandemic (1)

Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Coronavirus Outbreak

{Note from the blogger ... For the second time in the past three months, I am pleased to be posting the published remarks of Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, the renowned Buddhist scholar and social activist.  The following essay appears in the latest newsletter from his charitable organization, Buddhist Global Relief.  It speaks eloquently to how we, as … Continue reading Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Coronavirus Outbreak