On Taking Refuge in Evil Buddhas

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In a recent fine talk,  Absolute Refuge, Jiryu Mark Rutschman Byler shares the practice of taking refuge in evil Buddhas. We had a lively conversation about this during our last Monday night Dogen study here. Turns out it's a theme that riles some folks up.Gentle Jiryu's riling talk, by the way, is one of the audio dharma talks that we'll use in the Vine of Obstacles: Online Support for Zen Training.Jiryu has studied an old Buddhist school in China, the Three Stages Sect, who seem to … [Read more...]


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