Justice

Our first show of the fall season (recorded earlier this summer) was inspired by a bumper sticker of all things: if you want peace, work for justice. Harry and Scott take up the question of what is justice? And what does justice mean in a Buddhist context? Of course never ones to give you a straight answer, we take seriously the notion that there is no “one Buddhism” to which we can turn and recognize that different Buddhists across the world and through history have had different ideas about creating a harmonious society, many of which may raise the hackles of progressive, liberal, American Buddhists. But we do think that justice (in the social, engaged, or ecological senses of the word) is related to three central Buddhist concepts: karma, mindfulness, and compassion. We dig into these pretty deep and leave the question open for future reflection.

And don’t forget! If you’re going to be in Berkeley on October 2, we’re hosting a live recording of the DharmaRealm podcast. Check the Facebook page or the blog for more information.

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