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Taken from the introduction on the original website;

“Lion’s Roar spoke with Wendy Egyoku Nakao, abbot of the Zen Center of Los Angeles, about her work to thwart the Dakota Access Pipeline, in order to – as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies have put it – “protect our water, our sacred places, and all living beings.” Following news of use of increased force against protestors at Standing Rock, her message is particularly urgent.”

As one who has tried to come to grips with the continued cruelty on the part of the US Government, American corporate greed and the almost constant racism faced by Native Americans, the situation in South Dakota comes sadly as no surprise. Of course I wish that it would resolve it’s self honorably, but I have deep doubts. Do have a read at this interview. it’s very interesting and informative;

 

http://www.lionsroar.com/among-the-bodhisattvas-at-standing-rock/

 

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Senator George McGovern died yesterday. His influence on my life is immeasurable. His campaign for president had a watershed effect on my view of the world, my view of myself, and my place in the world. It preceded an enormous period of self growth which formed the basis of every good thing that has happened to me since. His eloquence, his unwavering belief in diplomacy and peace are still inspirational to people of intellect everywhere in the world. I admire this man greatly for his perseverance, the steadfastness of his conviction and his untiring work for the betterment of us all.
I wrote about him and my life in my blog and would like to repost a link to that piece here and hope that you will read it and think about what you can do for world peace. thank you.
http://wp.me/p1J6mY-4

 

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