Idealism Returns –Let’s Invite it to Stay

The Scene   |   Alexandra Gross  |   November 22, 2011, 4:00 pm

On a beautiful Saturday last month, I went down to San Francisco’s Ocean beach to join a thousand other people in spelling out “TAX THE 1%” with our bodies in the sand, while a helicopter flew overhead and took pictures. Several local news stations ran stories on the demonstration, and everyone who was involved was [...]

Compassionate Justice

The Scene  |  The Tribe   |   Shramanerika Jin Jian  |   July 27, 2011, 5:37 pm

On May 2, 2011, thousands of Americans poured into the streets of New York and Washington, DC dancing and cheering. What was their cause for celebration? They were rejoicing and celebrating at the news of the death of Osama bin Laden (McKellogg 2011). President Obama, in his address to the Nation that day, said, “…this [...]
Bestow kindness and aid the poor, so that they can be at peace. When you witness people killing, have thoughts of compassion. – The Shramanera Vinaya I’ve been noticing…. One is that people seem to always have some kind of interpersonal conflict going on, and a second is that there’s always news of violence and [...]