I just gave this blog a new subtitle: Bodhisattvas in the Trenches (the old one was “practicing socially engaged Buddhism beyond labels”). The intention with the new tagline is to emphasize the stories from people who are ‘out in the field,’ doing the good work, in the midst of suffering, violence, confusion, and other afflictions.
The recent posts from nonviolent peaceworkers in Thailand are a good example of these, and I will be featuring more stories like that in the near future — including a woman who works with street kids in a “Zen kitchen” in Vancouver’s gritty Downtown East Side, a man who is a nuclear disarmament policy expert within the Hudson Institute, and more. If you have a “bodhisattva in the trenches” story you want to share, I’d love to hear it. You can contact me at maia [dot] duerr [at] gmail.com
Thanks for your continued readership.