“When the spirit moves into writing, shaping its direction, that is a moment of pure mystery.”
The practice of love, says bell hooks, is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.
It may seem like an unattainable ideal, but you can start right now as a bodhisattva-in-training. All you need is the aspiration to put others first.
The leading cultural critic and thinker bell hooks shares what Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh means to people of color.
“He moved me to my core,” said the playwright about the Peace Prize Laureate in this 2014 conversation with bell hooks.
There is a misconception, says Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg, that developing a more loving heart will make us weak.
bell hooks, one of America’s most influential feminists, says some writing she loves that is written by patriarchal men.
“Isn’t that the kind of teaching we need these days, that difficult circumstances can be the path to liberation. That’s news you can use.”
A 1995 conversation between digital activist and lyricist John Perry Barlow — who died on February 7, 2018 — and social theorist bell hooks.
When bell hooks met Thich Nhat Hanh, all that could come out of her mouth were the words “I’m so angry.” In this video, she shares how he responded.