Apramāda

Buddhist perspectives on society and culture

Politics

Red Pill Blue Pill concept. The right choice the concept of the movie matrix. The choice of tablets
Achara
The concluding part of the series on wise policymaking introduces the fifth principle: ‘hone your truth-seeking ability’. This far-reaching and challenging principle includes some concrete suggestions as to how policymakers can free themselves of groupthink
Vaccination
Achara
Policy creation is an important activity, rich with possibilities for beneficial action. But how to bring a clear head, as well as a good heart? This second part introduces two further principles of wise policymaking.
A Good Heart
Achara
Wise policymaking is a beneficial activity for the world, and hence can be a spiritual practice for leaders of faith communities. But how to bring a wise head, as well as a loving heart?
Advayacitta
Ratnaguna and Advayacitta discuss the book ‘Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class’ by Paul Embery, and the important issues it raises.
Bias
Hamilton-Shaw
Unconscious Bias Training is a growing industry and is currently highly fashionable among corporations. But is it effective? And in actual use, how free is it from bias? Taking as his starting point the Buddhist notion of avidya, Thomas Hamilton-Shaw casts a critical eye upon UBT.
White people
Ratnaguna
An American professor of religion and culture has recently published an article in which she accuses Apramāda of trying to 'delegitimize and derail racial justice work'. In this article Ratnaguna responds to her criticisms.
Abhaya Mudra
Subhamati[1]
How should we define ‘racial equality’? Calls for equality of socio-economic outcomes between racial groups are getting louder. But how coherent are such demands? Or feasible? And what should Buddhists make of them?
An Immoral Panic
Subhamati[1]
An investigation into truth, delusion, justice and race in the USA
Walking with the wind
In this podcast, the second in our series Books Worth Reading, Aryajit interviews Ratnaguna on Walking with the Wind by the Civil Rights activist John Lewis. Very inspiring.
Anywheres
Vaddhaka
As unenlightened human beings, we all have predispositions – patterns of desire, perception and feeling – that often lead us astray and generate suffering. Whole societies can split into mutually unintelligible ‘tribes’, blind to one another’s pain or anger.
Stairway to EU Heaven
Subhamati[1]
In Part Two of this series, Subhamati takes a closer look at Stephen Batchelor's Tricycle article on Brexit, and asks whether it inadvertently reveals a significant weakness in the way Western Buddhists think about political matters.
Brexit[1]
Subhamati[1]
If you are a Buddhist, are you bound to be a Remainer? Many seem to think so, including one of Britain's best-known writers on Buddhism. But why do they take a 'tragic and prophetic' view of Brexit?
leave-your-views[1]
Ratnaguna
In this article Ratnaguna discusses the importance of Buddhists transcending political ideologies, and developing wisdom.

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