Resources

ESSAY & DISCUSSION GUIDE

“We Promise to Fix It Back” [PDF] Short essay from Michael Stone.

Discussion Guide for REACTOR [PDF] – After your community screening, use these suggested questions for the discussion.

MEDITATION APP

iPhone Meditation App – Guided Meditations lead you on a guided journey with Michael Stone as your guide.

Articles & Blogs

The 3 Nuclear Poisons by David Loy – David Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism.

Japanese Aid Worker’s Diary – A Japanese nurse who was dispatched to Rikuzentakata, Iwate, Japan as a member of one of the first disaster medical assistance teams to be sent from Tokyo just several days after the earthquake and tsunami that struck the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011.

The New Boddhisattva Path by David Loy – “According to the traditional definition, the bodhisattva chooses not to enter the state of perfect peace, nirvana, but remains in samsara, cyclic existence, to help all sentient beings end their suffering and reach enlightenment.”

What’s the Music All About? by Michael Stone – Michael shares the origins of his attraction to engaged Buddhism, through the story of his Uncle Ian.

Nuclear Power Is Incompatible with the Way of the Buddha – A Declaration from Critical Self-Reflection on Mistakes

Fukushima Voice – A Japan-native U.S. physician shares the on-going medical effects from the meltdown.

Films & Web Series

We Are All Radioactive – Seven part series by TokyoMango blogger Lisa Katayama and TED film director Jason Wishnow. They follow surfers rebuilding northern Japan after the earthquake and tsunami on 3.11.2011

Children of the Tsunami (BBC) – Through compelling testimony from 7-10 year-old survivors, this 60 minute film reveals how the deadly wave and the Fukushima nuclear accident have changed children’s lives forever.

Radioactivists – Feature documentary by German film-makers Julia Leser and Clarissa Seidel. The film explores Japanese protest culture under the effects of Fukushima and illuminates the backgrounds of the current movements, protests and critical voices. The situation in Japan made clear that a new phase of political and social fight has just begun, which forces us to act now.

Souls of Zen – Souls of Zen covers insights and opinions from scholars, clergy, and lay adherents with a focus on Soto Zen and Jodo Pure Land Buddhism. The filmmakers visited rural graveyards, urban temples, modern funeral halls, prayer monasteries, and public festivals to deliver a detailed account on Buddhism in the midst of Japan´s recovery from the triple disasters.