Anarchist Communist Revolution by Uchiyama Gudō

From Fabio Rambelli’s Zen Anarchism: The Egalitarian Dharma of Uchiyama Gudō: “Museifu Kyōsan Kakumei (Nyūgoku kinen) (“Anarchist Communist Revolution: In Commemoration of Imprisonment), Gudō’s first extensive work, was written after the Red flag incident (Akahata jiken) of June 1908, in which anarchist activists took to the street in Tokyo, waving banners advocating “Anarchy” (museifu), “Anarchist […]

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Working Definitions

Anarchist and buddhist thought are both much too broad to simply slap them together and expect a coherent ideology or practice to emerge. I’m going to attempt a working definition of specifically which anarchisms and which buddhisms I’m using to get a clearer idea of what the resulting buddhist anarchism might look like. For myself, […]

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Hakugen Ichikawa (市川白弦) and Buddhist Anarchist Communism

Made a (potentially) big discovery for english language buddhist anarchists! So far it’s been dreadfully difficult to find scholarship on any people who developed a coherent buddhist anarchist philosophy. Uchiyama Gudo or Gary Snyder are typically the go-to people associated with the idea, but neither did much political theorizing. Snyder wrote his short essay in […]

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