Unlike our minds, our bodies always exist in the radical present. By Lama Willa Blythe Baker The following has been adapted from Willa Blythe Baker’s Dharma Talk, The Art of Somatic Mindfulness. In this series, Willa explains how we can develop awareness through careful attention to the body. In the following talk, she explores the concept of time in meditation and how we can move beyond the present moment to a more expansive—and embodied—understanding of time. Our sense of time is linear and bounded. We check our watches and count the days. Time is something to be quantified and measured. We set our … Continue reading Being in Body Time
Innocent, passive, apolitical: after the Holocaust, the standard for ‘true’ victimhood has worked to justify total war A Dirk Moses is Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Global Human Rights History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His latest book is The Problems of Genocide: Permanent Security and the Language of Transgression (2021). Edited by Sam Haselby In September 1945, a month after the foreign ministers of the Soviet Union, Great Britain and the United States issued the Charter of the Nuremberg Trials, the chief US prosecutor, Robert Jackson, wrote an article for The New York Times Magazine to explain the impending proceedings … Continue reading Who counts as a victim?