Engaged Buddhism

The American Prospect has a fascinating interview with Ethan Nichtern, author of the new Buddhist political treatise One City. Nichtern is a fresh voice for the integration of Buddhist thought into the political sphere.

Best quote: “Meditation is about watching our mind’s propaganda and putting it in perspective. Our mind has its own Fox News Channel, and we learn to call that internal channel on its bullshit, too.”

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One response to “Engaged Buddhism

  1. I love the quote. I can visualize the race of the open mind between all the channels and the cry to turn it off. Easy said than done.

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