The Art of Catching a Breath: On Buddhism and Politics
“Revisiting Buddhism in this changed world is like a balm for my wounds.”
This is real. It happened. There is nothing to be done.
What the Buddha Taught.
Sayings of the BuddhaThe Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
"Elis Aaron is an androgyne writer, editor, and activist specializing in mental health, addiction, and trauma. They have written copy , essays, narrative nonfiction, and journalism for online and print publications, as well as UMass Boston. They are affiliated with Active Minds, the Mental Health America Advocacy Network, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), No Stigmas, and the One Love Foundation."
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