Politics and Dharma

I’m frequently asked how we can integrate the Dharma into something as “sticky” as the news, in general, and politics, specifically. On the one hand, non-attachment to what’s going on in the world is not so easy since the preferences that the...

When Peace is an Incomplete Response

I was asked recently after giving a talk on engaged politics, what I thought of peace as a political orientation. What came out of my mouth made me laugh. “I’m pro-peace,” I said. The young man just stared. I then went off a little bit on how an...

Muslims Throwing Light Upon Themselves

Over at the Intent.com, Deepak Chopra offers some analysis of Obama’s speech in Cairo: …it was a cobweb-clearing speech. The content wasn’t exceptional. Before Muslims assumed the role of bogeyman after 9/11, any tolerant educated person realized...

This is interesting. It looks like a more deeply integrated approach to “loving thy neighbor” is showing up in DC. In his remarks today at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama retold the story of his journey to Christianity: “I believe this...
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