Monthly Archives: July 2016

Barry’s Blog # 171: Cultural Appropriation? Part Four of Six

So, have Maya and I been engaging in cultural appropriation? And which cultural forms are we making use of? The terms we need to make peace with are calling, permission, authenticity and community. After participating in several Dagara (West African) … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 170: Cultural Appropriation? Part Three of Six

  When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Dharma will come to the land of the red faces. — Tibetan Prophecy S0 — What about those emissaries from Tibet and countless other cultures who have relocated … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 169: Cultural Appropriation? Part Two of Six

I find myself ironically posting Part Two of this essay on what we may eventually call Interdependence Day. The alternative to cultural appropriation is cultural appreciation: learning about another culture with respect and courtesy. Some prefer the term “cultural exchange.” … Continue reading

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