San Francisco's Community Strengths and Needs as Related to Buddhism’s First Noble Truth

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A project of the students in the course "Buddhist Paths in Asia and North America", this wonderfully insightful collection of interviews combines research into San Francisco's urban problems with perspectives from Buddhist Studies.

For more, see Social Issues in San Francisco: Perspectives from Global Buddhisms: https://repository.usfca.edu/thrs/3/

Authors: Nicholas Lee nhlee@dons.usfca.edu, John K Nelson, nelsonj@usfca.edu


Kicking off the interviews and essays in the Main document, Liz and Brandon speculate on how Buddhisms apply to the Covid 19 pandemic situation in San Francisco. In particular, they focus on the notion of dukkha or "unsatisfactoriness" as a key term in Buddhisms and how it applies to the situation in San Francisco.

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