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Moneyless World

July 23rd, 2009 · 12 Comments

I just came across an interesting article about Daniel Suelo, an American who has been living without money since 2000. The article offers a brief and accessible biography. Suelo also has a blog and there is also a short documentary on him. I think this would be an interesting way to bring up issues of […]

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Tags: blog · Buddhism · consumerism · cultural issues · food and hunger · global issues activities · pictures · poverty & wealth · the environment · visual prompts

Violence Against Teachers / Conscientious Objector Activity

June 17th, 2009 · No Comments

I came across this very disturbing story today in a post by Bill Templer on IATEFL’s Global Issues Ning. Yala, Thailand – Suspected Islamic militants shot dead a female Buddhist teacher in Thailand’s troubled south Tuesday in a spiraling uprising against central government authority, police said. The 56-year-old elementary school teacher was shot in a […]

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Tags: blog · Buddhism · global issues activities · peace and war · video

Responsible Consumption Month: The ID Project

January 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Interdependence Project is a New York based non-profit group that brings together meditation and activism. I became aware of them through their podcast, 21st Century Buddhism. In January, they are conducting their 2nd month of responsible consumption. The tenets of the month are: Daily meditation. Limiting use of plastic bags, disposable coffee cups, electricity, […]

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Tags: audio · blog · Buddhism · climate change · consumerism · ESL activity · global issues activities · the environment

The Dharma is ALWAYS Political

December 4th, 2007 · No Comments

The ID Project just launched a new blog, and the first article is a great one as the political season is heating up. It deals with low voter turnout from a Buddhist perspective, and could really strike a chord with students who have this as part of their cultural background. It would have to be […]

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Tags: blog · Buddhism · ESL activity · politics · reading

BuddhaNet / Dharma Seed

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Here are two sites full of free Buddhism resources. BuddhaNet – Tons of free eBooks and audio files. The eBooks cover general Buddhism, meditation, Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism and even children’s books. The audio files include chanting, meditation instruction, Dharma talks and even songs. Dharma Seed – Tons and tons of wonderful Dharma talks, organized […]

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