Consciousness News June 2019

Nevada Becomes First State to Ban Employers From Testing Workers for Weed Podcast highlights religious liberty and social justice through Adventist lens
Vatican calls for religious freedom amidst competing strains of secularism and fundamentalism Wiccan professor sues St. Bonaventure for discrimination
London conference focuses on Magickal Women Hong Kong interreligious group meets Pope Francis
From Basketball to Buddhism and BeachesJake Gyllenhaal talks Netflix, Spider-Man, Buddhism and the Marvel Universe
Waco, Texas mosque gets hate mail with ironic stamp in response to interfaith dinner Christian Evangelism and The Joshua Project: An existential threat to Hinduism

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Zen in America Documentary

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Filmmaker and practicing Zen Buddhist Adam Kō ShinTebbe is working on a documentary series that examines the history and role Zen Buddhism has had in America. The documentary will traverse throughout America, going to different centers and talking with many teachers, practitioners and scholars in bringing a comprehensive view on Zen Buddhism in America.

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A CULTIVATOR – Buddhist Hip-Hop

Bringing the Dharma to the Hip-Hop Community

In a world saturated with an abundance of musicians trying to make their mark in the music scene, whether it be in Rock, Metal, Country, Pop, Hip-Hop or whatever, few artists rise above with a positive message that brings peace and enlightenment as well as a realistic view of whats going on in the world around us, and even far less musicians bring about that message from a Buddhist viewpoint.
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THOUGHTS ON: May 21st, The End of the World, and Other Dates of Destruction

The day of Judgement has passed. All that believed are either questioning why it didn’t happened or are accepting it and moving forward. Some will believe that it is a testament of their faith in a higher power while other will feel cheated by something that they pray for and want. For the unbelievers, the majority shrugged it off as a mad-mans crazed prediction that came to pass with no hint of calamity, just as he did years prior. Others made them think and brought them closer to thinking deeper then they have though in a long time. Others, brushed it off as nothing, and went along with life as yet another day on planet earth. And I bet there were others, those that may be hearing about the end of the world scenario for the first time, questioning the hype, the fears, the silliness as well as the seriousness of it all.
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