To be considered “evil,” do we have to actively contribute to corruption in the world or is our passivity enough to make us complicit? When do we become Infidels? Who do we caution against the neglect of responsibility? How can songs be used to warn the listener?
Is the future of humanity threatened by scientific and technological advancements? In the merging of man with machines, is our collective earthly and worldly human condition endangered? What will we become if and when we are not bound by this earth?
Can understanding the political trauma of the past help to contextualize the present?
What are the political ramifications of the different ways in which ideas are transferred from one culture to another?
How is a person defined? Is there a construct that accurately addresses the complexity of personhood?
How does an individual’s desire affect a community’s practice?
How do expectations interfere with or contribute to our self-understanding?
Still Exploring: An Ethnographic Look At The Berkeley Zen Center and its Wednesday Drop-In Group, Part I
Is it possible for two people to have the same understanding of anything?