What happened in Charlottesville hit particularly close to home for me. It's where I grew up. It's where many family and friends live.
I’ve always valued sharing practice in a way that doesn’t alienate others — no matter their political leanings.
This isn’t about politics anymore. This is about recognizing where suffering is arising. This is about bringing loving attention to ending it.
Hate and white supremacy are not about politics. Racism isn’t about being liberal or being conservative.
It's important to see all the manifestations of ignorance, both internally and in society at large, as opportunities to awaken.
Awakening isn’t a solitary experience. While it’s important to see the individual conditioning that creates suffering, we must include a larger picture. We must have clarity about our collective conditioning as well.
We are all in this together.