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Irish emigrant, hobo, sailor, Buddhist monk, activist. 25 missing yrs, 5 aliases, under surveillance, sedition trial, faked death, disappeared... Book just out!

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The pink mask on this Japanese Kannon image was 4.1 meters by 5.3 meters and weighed 35 kg. It took 4 workers 3 hou… https://t.co/DjRENkGm8e
Retweeted by U DhammalokaIn this panel discussion on Sat 6/26 with Chenxing Han, Funie Hsu, and Duncan Ryuken Williams, three co-organizers… https://t.co/ZBgFQkOUxb
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka...and many fine Greek statues of beautiful young men. He had a series of close male travelling companions who ofte… https://t.co/XRvaKjGKaf
Retweeted by U DhammalokaTelegraph: How dare they have LGBT stuff at National Trust properties! Every NT house guide: The last owner was Lo… https://t.co/kUVp5Ah3wN
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Retweeted by U DhammalokaBurma in the Context of Global Uprising against Militarized Violence Roundtable Friday, 18 June 202, 09:30 EDT I… https://t.co/YNLMROAs42
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka @cmcgettrick @maireadenright Oh, I have a previous thread on this - as we are on a merry-go-round: https://t.co/MlOhuL7jSv
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka @cmcgettrick @maireadenright In what world does teaching lessons to society justify prohibiting those who experienc… https://t.co/TMHAblas1O
Retweeted by U DhammalokaAnd more on Ireland and Buddhism generally https://t.co/nbCB4nJpTS
Retweeted by U DhammalokaA wee exhibition about Irish knowledge of Asian Buddhism through the centuries https://t.co/Qon2sJBTaO
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka @LafcadioHearn1 Leopold Bloom's Dublin was an international city, both because of the Empire and against the Empire… https://t.co/ErHKFaunQY
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka @LafcadioHearn1 Last but not least, Capt Charles Pfoundes (Omoie Tetzunotszuke) officiated at a Shugendo fire-walki… https://t.co/luoF7L0TRl
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka @LafcadioHearn1 (Koizumi Yakumo) was teaching at Wasada Uni and waiting for his "Japan: an essay in interpretation"… https://t.co/qOOuwQqbZ8
Retweeted by U DhammalokaLastly a few Irish Buddhists abroad: @DhammalokaU had just held a pan-ethnic Wesak celebration in Singapore (April… https://t.co/s2Fk2Sukj1
Retweeted by U DhammalokaKipling's bestselling thriller Kim, about the son of an Irish soldier who becomes the disciple of a Tibetan lama, w… https://t.co/elTeYZSy2X
Retweeted by U DhammalokaAnd still on the Orientalist theme, the hunt for the sites of the Buddha's life was a key theme in the work of Will… https://t.co/YU6YMKbNrz
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka @TCDAsianStudies, @IrishStudiesQUB, @UCCDeptReligion, @nuigalway (not those exact depts obviously!) were all involv… https://t.co/7nHd9ESS0J
Retweeted by U DhammalokaCatholic Ireland drew a polite veil over what the book (and later the opera, the Broadway play, the two cantatas an… https://t.co/LvpS6Amnwv
Retweeted by U DhammalokaYou wouldn't expect a book-length poem about the life of the Buddha to be a bestseller - but when the author was ed… https://t.co/giJWBOiiUD
Retweeted by U DhammalokaA year or two later what's now the @CrawfordArtGall had to decide what to do with a spare 5-metre long Buddha statu… https://t.co/8iC1Yo0lIz
Retweeted by U DhammalokaA bit more #Buddhist #Bloomsday... It wasn't just the @NMIreland Buddha statue - Buddhism was in the bookshops, th… https://t.co/FqwympRWGa
Retweeted by U DhammalokaGibson was a founder of the co-op movement, a suffragist ally and nationalist, a spiritualist and alternative medic… https://t.co/FZpJaTbKlp
Retweeted by U DhammalokaOutside Dublin, in Dromcollogher (Co. Limerick), we find butter judge and esoteric Buddhist Robert Gibson - the onl… https://t.co/kwXD46IfoJ
Retweeted by U DhammalokaHe would shortly be ordained under the auspices of @DhammalokaU at the Tavoy monastery in Rangoon and then go with… https://t.co/bgJRnlfaKt
Retweeted by U DhammalokaOr Richard Laffère, who was getting two copies of the "Light of Dharma" sent to him at 7 Gilford Rd in Sandymount b… https://t.co/qpUUEZetMb
Retweeted by U DhammalokaOr enamelist Oswald Reeves, teaching at what is now @NCAD_Dublin and active in the Arts and Crafts movement - who w… https://t.co/baHqzy66eg
Retweeted by U DhammalokaOf course there were real Buddhists in Dublin in 1904 too. Like author Ramsay Colles, at 42 Dawson St., who was t… https://t.co/Q7zOdMshRb
Retweeted by U DhammalokaOr Westland Row church, where Bloom spots a missionary talk and thinks about the statue: https://t.co/5e2cq5Us2h
Retweeted by U DhammalokaThat statue there, in Molly's "Yes I will" soliloquy. The one with a plaque reading "A trophy of Britain's newest… https://t.co/25IjRIWoHK
Retweeted by U DhammalokaA #Buddhist #Bloomsday... Ulysses shows us (among many other things) how ordinary the extraordinary (and how extra… https://t.co/71e8biyrGH
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka"Knowledge of the past exists to serve the needs of the living. In the current context, this includes an honest rec… https://t.co/tzyXs646YR
Retweeted by U DhammalokaThis article was just raised in the Dáil. @HollyCairnsTD asked the Taoiseach how the Government can defend the Mot… https://t.co/tPltFuDjV0
Retweeted by U DhammalokaYou might have #motherandbabyhome fatigue by now, but I still thought it worth juxtaposing the Commission's finding… https://t.co/L2649U97x3
Retweeted by U DhammalokaA colleague recently told me that he has an "Other Honors" section of his CV, where he lists things like plagiarism… https://t.co/FprlQGlHSp
Retweeted by U DhammalokaWe're hiring: permanent position as a Senior Lecturer in Sociology (Sustainability and Society) at the School of Po… https://t.co/RyH1Y2ylaj
Retweeted by U Dhammalokahttps://t.co/fratYXZRBM I've just ordered my copy of this hugely important and powerful work of activist scholarsh… https://t.co/gTzubLXbAY
Retweeted by U DhammalokaWell, consider me patronised. #OpenTheRecords #RepudiateTheReport https://t.co/mmRI5MfVtg https://t.co/GdwJhsEWzw
Retweeted by U DhammalokaAfter so many years, and with the help of excellent peer reviewers, I've published something that I truly like. I h… https://t.co/89gVXbxKsR
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka @DhammalokaU @IrishStudiesQUB @UCCDeptReligion @nuigalway Yes indeed. Trinity established a Department of Oriental… https://t.co/MBvug8bjTG
Retweeted by U DhammalokaAnd more on Ireland and Buddhism generally https://t.co/nbCB4nJpTSA wee exhibition about Irish knowledge of Asian Buddhism through the centuries https://t.co/Qon2sJBTaO @LafcadioHearn1 Leopold Bloom's Dublin was an international city, both because of the Empire and against the Empire… https://t.co/ErHKFaunQY @LafcadioHearn1 Last but not least, Capt Charles Pfoundes (Omoie Tetzunotszuke) officiated at a Shugendo fire-walki… https://t.co/luoF7L0TRl @LafcadioHearn1 (Koizumi Yakumo) was teaching at Wasada Uni and waiting for his "Japan: an essay in interpretation"… https://t.co/qOOuwQqbZ8Lastly a few Irish Buddhists abroad: @DhammalokaU had just held a pan-ethnic Wesak celebration in Singapore (April… https://t.co/s2Fk2Sukj1Kipling's bestselling thriller Kim, about the son of an Irish soldier who becomes the disciple of a Tibetan lama, w… https://t.co/elTeYZSy2XAnd still on the Orientalist theme, the hunt for the sites of the Buddha's life was a key theme in the work of Will… https://t.co/YU6YMKbNrz @TCDAsianStudies, @IrishStudiesQUB, @UCCDeptReligion, @nuigalway (not those exact depts obviously!) were all involv… https://t.co/7nHd9ESS0JCatholic Ireland drew a polite veil over what the book (and later the opera, the Broadway play, the two cantatas an… https://t.co/LvpS6AmnwvYou wouldn't expect a book-length poem about the life of the Buddha to be a bestseller - but when the author was ed… https://t.co/giJWBOiiUDA year or two later what's now the @CrawfordArtGall had to decide what to do with a spare 5-metre long Buddha statu… https://t.co/8iC1Yo0lIzA bit more #Buddhist #Bloomsday... It wasn't just the @NMIreland Buddha statue - Buddhism was in the bookshops, th… https://t.co/FqwympRWGaWhenever I read 'Ulysses' I can't get over the gap in technology between the Dublin of 1904 and now. Bloom goes up… https://t.co/qa4Va5rCgb
Retweeted by U DhammalokaCome! join us! The School of Political Science & Sociology @nuigalway is looking for a Lecturer in Sociology (Susta… https://t.co/Zg7mivEwz7
Retweeted by U DhammalokaA range of pre-recorded talks on blue humanities; environmental disaster; empire & built environments; extractivism… https://t.co/h7aJsstqpe
Retweeted by U DhammalokaGibson was a founder of the co-op movement, a suffragist ally and nationalist, a spiritualist and alternative medic… https://t.co/FZpJaTbKlpOutside Dublin, in Dromcollogher (Co. Limerick), we find butter judge and esoteric Buddhist Robert Gibson - the onl… https://t.co/kwXD46IfoJHe would shortly be ordained under the auspices of @DhammalokaU at the Tavoy monastery in Rangoon and then go with… https://t.co/bgJRnlfaKtOr Richard Laffère, who was getting two copies of the "Light of Dharma" sent to him at 7 Gilford Rd in Sandymount b… https://t.co/qpUUEZetMbOr enamelist Oswald Reeves, teaching at what is now @NCAD_Dublin and active in the Arts and Crafts movement - who w… https://t.co/baHqzy66egOf course there were real Buddhists in Dublin in 1904 too. Like author Ramsay Colles, at 42 Dawson St., who was t… https://t.co/Q7zOdMshRbOr Westland Row church, where Bloom spots a missionary talk and thinks about the statue: https://t.co/5e2cq5Us2hThat statue there, in Molly's "Yes I will" soliloquy. The one with a plaque reading "A trophy of Britain's newest… https://t.co/25IjRIWoHKA #Buddhist #Bloomsday... Ulysses shows us (among many other things) how ordinary the extraordinary (and how extra… https://t.co/71e8biyrGH
6/16
2021
good start 👍 https://t.co/soFrNhpUdI
Retweeted by U DhammalokaContinuing our #Pride2021 series, @irishhistory has found records on #Dubliner Patrick McCormack, who may be the fi… https://t.co/L8Wcxejfc5
Retweeted by U DhammalokaOnce described in an August 1930 issue of the Soviet daily Pravda as "Ireland's oldest revolutionary woman". https://t.co/dZuGW14yLc
Retweeted by U DhammalokaWe don’t need another report, we need to begin a truth-telling PROCESS so we can begin to understand this part of o… https://t.co/ku4ntpPTwC
Retweeted by U DhammalokaBy records we mean personal files made available to affected people (the file, the whole file & nothing but the fil… https://t.co/gYru4dr3ie
Retweeted by U DhammalokaBefore we head into yet another side show today with the Tusla ‘apology’ let’s not get distracted: The most importa… https://t.co/VpQR7UBTNq
Retweeted by U DhammalokaBy records we also of course mean unconditional access to birth certificates! #fried https://t.co/R5QOWnaRhJ
Retweeted by U DhammalokaRead for yourself: Some of the #MotherandBabyHomes Commission findings, set against testimony given. 👇 And need w… https://t.co/sSyKJjxfIs
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6/15
2021
“The Commission considers that women who entered mother and baby holes after 1973 do not have a case for financial… https://t.co/TQCE5GyY02
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka1)A vital thread for social workers. All available information on past & current failings in social work practice,… https://t.co/yEP1j15JVf
Retweeted by U DhammalokaReally important thread for social work https://t.co/FikH562pgy
Retweeted by U DhammalokaOr the probability that it will point out that several survivors’ rights were breached by the hearing process itself?
Retweeted by U DhammalokaHow is the High Court supposed to respond to the strong possibility that an independent review will find that the R… https://t.co/5rPurwR47X
Retweeted by U DhammalokaSo human rights in this story are not, in any sense, legal norms with any force. They’re just a sideshow?
Retweeted by U DhammalokaBut that’s ok because... bear with me... they won’t report for 12 months and *meanwhile* the government is going to… https://t.co/XqBpnDZZGk
Retweeted by U DhammalokaGreat. Unless that expert comes from a jurisdiction with a unique interpretation of international human rights obli… https://t.co/31m86bel1L
Retweeted by U DhammalokaLet me get this straight. The international human rights expert mentioned in the Indo yesterday is going to produce… https://t.co/bB4Sz1LRPk
Retweeted by U DhammalokaSomebody in this story has had too much sun over the weekend //Government has no plans to disown mother and baby ho… https://t.co/grQn34tTQe
Retweeted by U DhammalokaCome to this online conference! I will be presenting (also online!) on evangelical Islamophobic demonologies and th… https://t.co/JYLahZ5dw9
Retweeted by U DhammalokaAn interesting article for anyone who tuned into our Reading Joyce in Russia event last night: 'An Epic Journey: Tr… https://t.co/EgVSYVCrJS
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6/14
2021
@Theresa_OKeefe Is that icecream on the right?The entire shit shoe around CRT in the US (and thats already picked up here by micro groups and likely Gript next)… https://t.co/4WWZi37Zim
Retweeted by U DhammalokaGov. DeSantis: “Critical Race Theory teaches kids to hate our country and to hate each other.” (2021) The KKK: “In… https://t.co/bWE8VpZVGu
Retweeted by U DhammalokaThis is an excellent thread. It’s difficult to understand why the Commission has issued this piecemeal response ins… https://t.co/CC8Mhfa4tN
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka"In what world is rape or incest a relationship status?" https://t.co/ZCE2AiGaVQ
Retweeted by U DhammalokaThis is worth retweeting after all that has happened today. One group chose not to come forward to answer questions… https://t.co/9R73XERAlx
Retweeted by U DhammalokaThis is definitely going into my social theory course outline next year. https://t.co/3tcc9wBCQz
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6/13
2021
Literacy in queer history/histories of sexuality and sex work/feminist history of medicine would have made all the… https://t.co/ow9t3xNWiT
Retweeted by U DhammalokaAnd that atmosphere also tainted consent to adoption because somebody who has been repeatedly and deliberately deg… https://t.co/T3Eisaf5hb
Retweeted by U DhammalokaThis was part of the atmosphere that tips what the report considers “emotional abuse” into the legal territory of degrading treatment.
Retweeted by U DhammalokaThis is very distressing. Rpt repeatedly mentions expenditure on VD/syphilis testing without exploring how tests we… https://t.co/gmxhAUIfyI
Retweeted by U DhammalokaI am a bit lost now. If there is going to be an independent human rights based review of the Report, what is this r… https://t.co/dL5iFVi2xo
Retweeted by U Dhammalokapeople will go great distances to say decolonization is “blood & soil nationalism”, but the documents of indigenous… https://t.co/USI8vKDvEF
Retweeted by U DhammalokaAt the risk of being very boring, just setting the record straight yet again since RW press insist on misrepresenti… https://t.co/ZNw7mApXqb
Retweeted by U Dhammaloka3/3 Failure to appear for discussion & questioning before the Oireachtas on content of this report literally hurts… https://t.co/QQxGYJWQIo
Retweeted by U DhammalokaAs a researcher who prioritises the voices of my participants above all ‘relevant’ others, I am truly appalled at t… https://t.co/DzcDWWrTwS
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6/12
2021

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