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buddhists & protest

Jundo Cohen, my teacher and the guy who runs the Treeleaf Zendo, did a wonderful post recently on the intersection of Buddhism and politics. In light of what’s going on in Burma right now, he discusses the degree to which and the way in which we should address civil disobedience, protest and war:

Should Buddhists engage in protests? Is it in keeping with our Precepts? In fact, should we hold political views at all, knowing that all such views, and human opinions, are ultimately illusion? And if so, which political views are Buddhist ‘Right’ views? Can we hold views and drop views too?

I can’t embed the video, but take a look at it over here.


About Justin Jacoby Smith

I’m Justin Jacoby Smith. Some people call me “hoosteen.” I live just outside Washington, DC. I like punk rock & country songs. I’m a data monkey. I Occupy DC, because a better world is possible. I’m a cohost & contributor for Voices of the 99%. I’ve served on the editorial board of the DC Mic Check. I briefly developed digital strategy for The Parley. I write poems. Sometimes I get published. Dig it.

One response to “buddhists & protest

  1. Gregor ⋅

    Yeah great post by Jundo.

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