…how vital it is for all of us to listen to all the sounds of this unhappy nation. What suffering has led to the anger and hatred that has arisen?  And, why are so many of us surprised at this outpouring?  Perhaps we have not been listening to the cries of the world with ears of wisdom and determination. – by Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Village Zendo


I caught this quote from Lions Roar. It was a piece by Rod Mead Sperry that gathered responses from Buddhist teachers about Trump’s win in the 2016 Presidential election.

Listen, Connect to Others, Do Something, and Listen : repeat.

I feel called to embody compassion and empathy. I will do this whilst I grieve the loss of momentum.  The progress I thought we were making was to limit the over-sized influence of the financial services industry and the military industrial complex.

Now the oligarchs are in charge and that should concern all of us who are not in the top 1%.

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