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Meditation, Pain and Liberation: Thoughts on a long weekend.

Intro

Recently, Matthias and I took part in a long weekend meditation retreat. It was a self organized affair between friends. The nominal leader of the retreat trained in the Zen tradition of Deshimaru and has practiced for over 25 years. 2,278 more words

Allgemein

Because I Can't Stay - Prose Moment

This is where I leave

Because I can’t stay

My mind packs dreams daily

Suitcase filled with aspirations

Yet, I still travel light

Prayer keeps me grounded… 127 more words

Life

Henry A. Giroux | Thinking Dangerously in an Age of Political Betrayal

That is, there are no dangerous thoughts for the simple reason that thinking itself is such a dangerous enterprise.  . . . nonthinking is even more dangerous.   5,277 more words

Corporate Media Empire

Us? Them?

There’ve been quite a few accusations flying about, each “side” accusing the other of various shortcomings, failures, and sins.  The left is calling the right hypocritical, short-sighted, amoral, and a host of other things.  477 more words

Critical Thought

What I Learned Today // by Lauren Rejvani

Thanks to my Facebook feed, today I learned about:

“20 Hot Girls Who Make Ugly Faces,” how Washington State is about to run out of weed, a woman who is eating dog and cat food for 30 days, reasons Orange is the New Black is the best show ever (duh), Miley Cyrus and Moby’s (*sigh* Moby liking Miley is almost as heartbreaking as Madonna liking Miley) new short movie concerning LSD and brains, and two cisgender people who are getting married and going to have all the babies. 251 more words

In Case You Missed it: Let's Think About Polyamory.

Happy Pride Month! Here’s a non-poetic piece encouraging solidarity and critical thought. Visibility is a hegemonic trap. Check on it!

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via Polyamory: A Brief Call to Open-Minded Critical Thought and Solidarity

Herbert Marcuse/A Study on Authority

It’s not that I have anything particularly against philosophical texts. I’ve read Althusser, I’ve read Lenin, I’ve read Lukacs’s take on Lenin, I’ve even read Mao. 642 more words

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