When Buddhists Go Bad: The Tragedy in Myanmar (And Why Development Trumps Doctrine)

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Jeff looks at the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas in Myanmar at the hands of the Buddhist majority, and stoked by militant Buddhist monks. What’s up with the religion of peace and compassion? Let’s shed some integral light.

Image from Buddhist Warfare by Michael Jerryson and Mark Juergensmeyer

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Jeff Salzman

About Jeff Salzman

Jeff Salzman worked with Ken Wilber for several years in building the Integral Institute. He is a co-founder of Boulder Integral, the first bricks-and-mortar venue dedicated to the development of integral consciousness. These days Jeff provides integrally-inspired commentary on politics and culture on Integral Life and The Daily Evolver.

Corey deVos

About Corey deVos

Corey W. deVos is editor and producer of Integral Life. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996. Corey is also a professional woodworker, and many of his artworks can be found in his VisionLogix art gallery.


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    “Ring the bells that still can ring.
    Forget the perfect offering
    There is a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in.”
    Leonard Cohen
    Thanks to Corey and Jeff for showing us the crack where the light gets in during this devastating and tragic ethnic cleansing.

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