My May letter was sent into an internet black hole, so this month we have a double-packed edition.
May is Asian Heritage month, and it was a busy one for volunteer work. Pretty much every weekend was booked up with one event or another where I was hauling stuff, taking photos, herding children, and trying to be a good ally to our Asian communities.
Also, May was supposed to bring some downtime for me, but then my company went and got acquired, so things are as busy as ever and going to get busier. I am feeling really positive about the future right now, though, so that is good. June has been a bit better, and I have been able to blog more. Next month I am looking forward to going to, and documenting my first meditation retreat at Birken Forest Monastery.
As always, you can always send me your comments via email, the blog, or Twitter.
Activist Buddhism — a review of A New Buddhist Path
Thinking about how one can be Buddhist, but also participate in the social justice movement.
It was my birthday in May. This post is in gratitude to all that helped get me to here.
The National Mall, Washington DC
I spent a day in DC and saw Trump’s car (maybe). I was there during the Comey hearing, and basically the whole city stopped.
Intraculturalism: A multicultural third way
My observations on real-world immigrant integration.
Event: Community planning workshop
I spoke at a city-run community planning workshop about building a more sustainable and accessible Kelowna.
Why you are seeing the phrase “late stage capitalism” everywhere recently. Link →
Asian Heritage Month Opening Gala. Pics →
Sushi & Sake event. Pics →
And so much more, but this letter is getting too long so I will stop there…