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I just found this post-election statement by the Brooklyn Zen Center. (Link below)
It is recommended reading. I encourage a discussion of this statement -- not a discussion of what we dislike about trump nor about our individual votes. I suggest that if you voted for trump you may want to skip this thread. I would like this to be a place where those who feel lost after the election (and after Brexit) can find a common thread - and maybe develop steps towards a positive outlook. (There is a similar topic under "What now", but I wanted to highlight the statement below.
I would also encoiurage this to be a place where you can practice right speech!
This particular passage struck a chord with me:
" We must be careful never to use the Buddhadharma as a means for turning away from the violence of the world and our place in it. The Buddhadharma is not a sedative to get us through painful times, but a powerful teaching that frees and bolsters us to carry out our intention to work diligently for the liberation of all beings."
I'm throwing this out to you now and will get back to it later.
Please let us know which passage(s) you found most interesting or helpful.