Here begins a series of postings on the helping hand. This is a thought experiment within an exploration of what it is I might be doing when I help out; otherwise known as coaching, guiding, teaching, supporting, counselling, mentoring, providing ceremony and ritual, giving feedback, challenging, listening, questioning...it’s not at all easy naming what I … Continue reading How can I help? (Speculating on the helping hand)
In a time of environmental meltdown, political and economic crisis, what should we do? What role can practice play? How are we to envision our place in the world, as protagonists in the destruction of our home, and mere bit part players in global conflict? Can we make a difference, or should we retreat to … Continue reading 60. IBP: Brooke Lavelle & Zach Walsh on the Great Transition
My father died on a Thursday night alone in his bed. I spoke to him that same morning about random stuff, asked him to keep me updated on the medicals he was waiting for, but then they arrived too late to be of much use. My brother, Sam, discovered him lying in bed, forever out … Continue reading My father died on a Thursday night
Our year long-series on practice continues and we stray further into the world of politics and economics with this episode's guest. Economics is a form of human practice of course, and not a solid, eternal fixed inevitability. Like politics, it's a topic often resisted by spiritual and religious folks. Yet, in a democracy, we would … Continue reading 59. IBP: Clair Brown on Buddhist Economics
It has been a busy few months with lots of interviewing taking place. The result is a series of episodes that follow on from the Political Turn and therefore are at times political themselves. Whether discussing the environment, economics, activism, or radical epistemology, the underlying theme remains the practising life. Hope, action, and choice are … Continue reading Where to next? Three podcasts coming up!