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The Future of Faith: Eastern Religions

What happens when Eastern religions engage Western culture, traditions, and norms? In this special series, Buddhists, Daoists, Jains, Sikhs, and Hindus consider the future of Eastern religious traditions in the American context. 

American Buddhist Perspective

July Buddhist Political Affiliations and the 2016 US Presidential Race (Reader Poll)

I am currently in China, living in a Chan Buddhist monastery, just wrapping up a long silent retreat. I hear there have been some interesting things happening in the US political realm. Do tell. With all of my work here I have not had an opportunity to crunch the numbers from last month’s (June/July) reader [Read More...]

My Journey of Conscience

The Fallacy “It’s All In Your Mind”: Why What We Do Matters

Spiritual training can result in almost miraculous effects. People training in all different kinds of traditions have discovered that is possible to utterly transform their experiences; they have been able to rise above pain, find optimism in the midst of calamity, suffer injustice with grace, maintain equanimity while surrounded by chaos, and summon immense energy [Read More...]

Monkey Mind

Once it Tastes Blood, Madam Guillotine Always Wants More

As it happens it was on this day in 1794 that Maximillien Robespierre fed the guillotine. Apparently that taste for blood once tasted is never sated. Well, not until there’s no one left…

Bodhisattva Road

All Training Is On The Job

I’ve learned something important since I started leading the Zen group at the Rime Center. I’ve been reading about Zen philosophy and history for a long time. Studying this subject dominates my free time. I don’t know why, but I am one to get really excited about reading a Zen text, even reading the [Read More...]

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