Why this won’t work in the post-pandemic agePaper Prepared for International Webinar on“The Post Pandemic Global Scenario:Historical, Political and Philosophical Perspectives” Joni Dittrich, Ph.D. (Kalisara)17 June 2020 Download the original audio The wounds in our world are deep. The coronavirus pandemic is causing death, illness and fear, exhausting our health systems and devastating global and…

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Proud to wear my busyness badge.  Just like I imagine you to be, I am a very busy person.  A friend once said to me, “Joni, you are the busiest person I know.”  She said this admiringly, and at the time I took it as a deep compliment. Like a good scout I was proud…

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“A man cannot jump over the shadow of his own hat.” A Koan This rather puzzling statement posed by the 11th century master of Kashmir Shaivism, Abinavagupta, is like a koan to me, something I have mused over for quite a while. Of course we can jump over the shadow of our hat. As long…

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The cries of the suffering world Can you hear her crying? See her bleeding? Feel her burning? I for one can no longer ignore the cries of the suffering world. My heart breaks as I watch earth burn and fresh water dry up even as some areas flood; people losing their homes and livelihoods; farmlands…

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