Author Archives: AriPliskin



AriPliskin

in ZPO

How to Rid a Major City of Plastice Bags.

Interdependence Project Executes Day of Action. Icebreaker I entered the Interdependence Project (IDP) meeting at their Bowery location on No Impact Day with a sense of anticipation. IDP joined an initiative to rid New York...

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September 08, 2010
in ZPO

Zen Houses Establish Service-Based Dharma Center

Symposium Hosts Share Contribution to Engaged Buddhist Practice. Writing about the Zen Houses panel of the Symposium for Western Socially Engaged Buddhism is hard for me because I sincerely believe that Zen Houses are the...

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September 07, 2010
in Bernie Glassman, ZPO

Socially Engaged Dudeism

Just had a nice conversation with Rev. GMS.  He is part of a church known as Dudeism and he attended the Symposium for Socially Engaged Buddhism.  He and others are exploring possibilities for Socially Engaged...

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September 01, 2010
in ZPO

Symposium: Jon Kabat-Zinn on stress reduction

By Fleet Maull: What follows here is myparaphrasing of Joh Kabat-Zinn’s presentation: he is interested in strategies for change that do not lead to polarization, burnout and further conflict. While he has deep respect for...

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August 13, 2010
in Arts for Social Change, ZPO

Thangkas by Mayumi Oda

Dear Friends, Thangkas (pronounced TAHN kahs) are Tibetan paintings portraying Buddhist deities or mandalas. Rich in symbolism and allusion, thangkas act as a teaching tool for students of Buddhism. Mayumi’s thangkas were painted during her...

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August 13, 2010
in ZPO

Symposium: Has Buddhism always been engaged?

One major question we are exploring at the Symposium For Western Socially Engaged Buddhism is whether Buddhism has always been engaged. I explored this topic in the past and Symposium presenters are providing new insight....

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August 13, 2010