American Buddhism : Understanding Labor Day – Ep. 132

Using Marilyn Waring’s book The Labor of Women: Counting For Nothing as a starting point, in this podcast Professor Thurman discusses the history of Labor Day, the need for a deeper appreciation of the role of women in society and how Feminists and their supporters can support the on-going efforts begun at the Washington DC Women’s March.

Includes a deconstruction of the Radical Right’s branding of themselves as Conservatives in the Republican Party, a call to action for a re-defining of the role of the American Vice-President & personal reflections on The Pussy Hat Project.

Labor Day Pussy Hat Knit Pattern Project

This podcast is a part of the on-going series ‘American Buddhism’ exploring current events from a modern Buddhist Centralist perspective with Professor Robert AF Thurman.

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The song ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge is used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.

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Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet

Why the “life story” of the Dalai Lama? It is a story of one man taking on an empire, calling for truth, peace, and justice for his Tibetan people. Here, in full color for the …