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 does religious violence occur? How do different ideologies justify violence? What is it about religious violence that seems to make it more violent?
Is religion inherently more violent than other ideologies? Do all ideologies have the propensity for violence?
How does an individual’s desire affect a community’s practice?
Is it a human right to have the ability to transform space into place? Do we have the right to fight for a space that we have laid ownership?
How are we blinded by things that are not what they seem? Can we ever truly see what something really is despite what it claims to be?
How do expectations interfere with or contribute to our self-understanding?
Is space conquerable? How do communities transform foreign locations into recognizable and meaningful places that reflect our sense of identity?
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?