Madison Boddhisattva

Every once in a while I get just a glimpse of the sublime. Walking down Madison Ave. in Midtown one is surrounded by luxury goods shops, upscale boutiques, antiques and well dressed men and women going about their business. Among them I walked too, and thoughts of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse’s exposition of the “four seals” of Buddhism in “What Makes You NOT a Buddhist” resonating in my mind. . . . → Read More: Madison Boddhisattva

Greed and power narratives

Greed is good

Gordon Gekko is alive and well. His paean to greed is being echoed in the values and narratives of the people and the politicians and the economists that support a particular class in the US.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we’re not here to indulge in fantasy, but in political and economic reality. America, America has become a second-rate power. Its . . . → Read More: Greed and power narratives