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Buddhism and Anarchism: Exploring the Unlikely Compatibility of Two Distinct Traditions

In the summer of 2018 I was at a movie night event with newly acquainted classmates from grad school. We were all still getting to know each other and one of them asked me something about my personal beliefs. I don’t remember the details but I remember admitting I was a Buddhist anarchist. I think the reason I put it in those terms had to do with the context of… …


“Anarchism” from Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, by John Clark

        The anarchist tradition has been sharply divided in its relationship to religion, spirituality and nature. On the one hand, the mainstream of Western anarchism has in general been atheist, anti-religious and anti-clerical, and has looked upon religion as a supernaturalist negation of the natural world. On the other hand, there is a long history of anarchistic thought and practice having strong spiritual or religious dimensions, and… …

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Zen Anarchy by Max Cafard

Zen Anarchy? What could that be? Some new variations on the koans, those classic proto-dadaist Zen “riddles”? What is the Sound of One Hand making a Clenched Fist? If you see a Black Flag waving on the Flagpole, what moves? Does the flag move? Does the wind move? Does the revolutionary movement move? What is your original nature — before May ‘68, before the Spanish Revolution, before the Paris Commune?… …

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