“A People’s Buddhism?”

A new article of mine, my first for Political Animal Magazine, is now live on their website. It’s entitled “A People’s Buddhism?”, and in it I argue that it is high time Buddhist Americans took a second look at the dharma of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

You can read the whole thing here.

As I mentioned in my first vlog, I’m currently transitioning out of the world of Buddhist Studies (in which I used to work) and into the world of nonfiction cinema (as a new student in Ryerson University’s Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media program). That being the case, this will probably be the last major piece of written work I’ll do on Buddhism — maybe ever. It’s possible I’ll touch on the subject in a future film, but this article represents the last holdover from my “past life” in the Dharma. I hope readers get something out of it.


[UPDATE, 4/7/2017: I was honored that my old pal Justin Whitaker shared and commented on this piece at his wonderful Patheos blog American Buddhist Perspectives. Thank you so much, my friend.]

About Daniel Clarkson Fisher

Daniel Clarkson Fisher is an essay filmmaker whose work has been featured by The AV Club, Gizmodo, Boing Boing, No Film School, io9, One Perfect Shot, Films for Action, Film School Rejects, Movies.com, Filmscalpel, and Vimeo Staff Picks. His writing has appeared in outlets that include AlterNet, Bright Lights Film Journal, Nonfics, and Political Animal Magazine. He has also commented on news stories and other topics for CNN, E! Entertainment Television, and Fandor Keyframe.
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