Rank #1: Buddhism and activism
Listen to a dharma talk I gave at Marin Sangha on November 27, 2016. The continuing collective distress since the American Presidential election, makes it even more critical for Buddhist practitioners to understand how effective social action and the Buddhist practices of wise speech, embodied awareness and right action compliment one another beautifully. Virtuous conduct, sīla, depends upon a Buddhist practitioner's ability to comprehend and enact right view: impermanence, not-self and the causes of suffering and non-suffering. This talk clarifies how to hold the precepts and boldly, fearlessly engage in social action.