Re-posting this perennial favorite… Happy Interdependence Day to everyone!
As the Fourth of July approaches, I’d like to offer an alternative way to think about and celebrate the day. How about a day of remembering how interdependent we all are?
The essay below was originally written in 2004 by Alan Senauke of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and presented to delegates of the Republican and Democractic conventions that year. A number of people contributed to subsequent drafts, including: Robert Aitken Roshi, Hilda Ryumon Gutiérrez Baldoquín, Diane Gregorio, Ken Kraft, Santikaro Larsen, Diana Lion, David Loy, Bob Lyons, Susan Moon, Cliff Reiss, Craig Richards, Donald Rothberg, Cedar Spring, Diana Winston, and myself.
The essay was updated in 2006 and the questions at the bottom were added at that time.
A Declaration of Interdependence:
A Call to Transform the Three Poisons for the Sake of All Sentient Beings
As concerned global citizens and as members of a diverse Buddhist…
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