Blogs & Essays

Post-Election Forum

In December 2016, we invited authors and readers to participate in a post-election forum in response to the question: What guidance and skillful means can wisdom traditions and contemplative practices provide for addressing pressing issues of systemic suffering in the face of mounting obstacles? On the eve of the inauguration, we are excited to publish five reflections on this question.


Upstream and Downstream: The Sacred Importance of Joining Contemplative Practice and Political Engagement by James Rowe

The Thousand Eyes of Knowing and Action by Lisa Maloof

Interrogating the Nature of Identity in an Age of Rising Nationalism by Ajit Pyati

Open Up, Lean In, Stay With: Contemplative Practices in Uncertain Times by Jessica A. Stern

The Four Immeasurables: Heart Practices for Challenging Times by Kristin Barker

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