Re-Blog: The Power of Cultivated Beneficence

Originally posted on Peace Paul's Blog:
In September of 1947 Gandhi undertook a fast to address the violence in Calcutta that had killed thousands. It was only a few months before his assassination. Ghastly communal violence verging on civil war was sweeping across India. On the heels of independence, India was being partitioned into…

Sermon: I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today

…as I’ve researched, thought, and jogged my memory about 1968, I’ve realized that maybe what we’re going through today isn’t so different, and maybe there is ground for hope. So come with me as I re-live some of 1968.

A New Year, a Fortune, and a Blue Tattoo

Originally posted on Melting-Pot Dharma:
Melting-Pot Dharma has been in a simmering phase as I took a long road trip over the Christmas holiday and now prepare for my seven-day retreat with Lama Surya Das. While on a break from daily blogging, I wanted to post something for the new year, always a time for…

Re-Blog: Tribes, and How to Get Beyond Them

Originally posted on Truly Open Minds and Hearts:
By Mel Harkrader Pine I made a solo 1,500-mile driving round trip recently, which gave me the opportunity to catch up to some books I had been wanting to read, or in this case listen to. I was surprised, and enlightened, by two that incongruously fit together.…

The Veteran’s Paradox

Originally posted on Chartwell West:
Dick Winters became a production supervisor at a plastics adhesive factory after the war. He eventually bought a farm and started a business selling animal feed in Pennsylvania. The books and movies about his life didn’t make him rich and famous. They didn’t start until 50 years after the war…

Social Justice and Dry Bones

Originally posted on Truly Open Minds and Hearts:
By Rev. Kate Braestrup From the prophet Jeremiah: O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and…