Saturday, April 16, 2011

4 Buddhist Posts For U

You ever ask yourself that question?

Anyway, here are a few posts for you all to enjoy. First off, take a trip over to Dean's blog The Mindful Moment, where he's promoting a worldwide hour of silence and meditation to be held on June 18th. He writes:

"The Moment of Peace" is a very simple idea; that we as individuals can make a difference if we stop for a while, be mindful, be quiet, and be still, and enjoy the experience of living. Through this, an innate happiness becomes present and we allow for a more sustainable and lasting peace within us and with those around us.

See his blog for more details.

Over at My Fair Isle, Robyn has some thoughts on the Bolivian movement to grant the Earth equal rights to humans in the nation's legal system. While it's hard to know if this will have an impact on corporate Earth exploitation in Bolivia in the near future, the symbolism of the law may help shift human attitudes towards the planet we all live on in the long term.

Katie, over at her blog Kloncke, has an excellent post considering anti-war movements and American Buddhist responses war. Specifically, she considers the divide between mainstream anti-war protesters and U.S. soldiers who desire to organize around GI health issues, and getting out of Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.

And finally, Daishin shares a good poem by an old Zen favorite.

Have an excellent weekend!


Dean 'Jagaro' Crabb said...

Thanks Nathan for promoting the idea.

If people can actually go to the official website for "The Moment of Peace" below that would be appreciated.

I don't want this idea to be about me and my personal blog, this is something for the whole world and I'd rather it not be about personal promotion.

Thanks for your support, I really appreciate it!

PS. If everyone can help spread the world of this idea on your own blogs it would really help. I've only started a few days ago and we have a long way to go to get 1 million people involved. It really requires a lot of talking on the web about it. Email your friends, post it, share it, blog it. I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks again Nathan!

Dean 'Jagaro' Crabb

spldbch said...

I'm always looking for new blogs to read. Thanks for suggesting a few.