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Why Westerners rebranded secular ethics as "Buddhist" and banned Tantra

Many of the Western creators of Consensus Buddhism say in their autobiographies that they went to Asia because they were disgusted with the sex-and-drugs hedonism of hippie culture. 959 more words


Reading the sutras -#haiku #buddhism

Reading the sutras,
people from past ages speak –
alone not alone.

Haiku and photo for meditation and reflection by Stephanie Mohan – August 2015


Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Who is Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki?

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki authored English-language books that introduced Zen Buddhism to North America and Europe.

Born in Kanazawa, Japan, in 1870, D. 263 more words


Starting the year: "After the Ecstasy, the Laundry" - a favourite book

This book, a timeless spiritual classic,  is a moving and fascinating account of how the contemporary spiritual journey unfolds, with all the difficulties those choosing such a path must face, whatever the depth of their faith, its religious context, or their position in the world. 780 more words

02 - New Posts: January 2014 Onwards

beginner's mind (day three)

I used to say I write because I want my children to know me. No one really knows the inside my mind me, and I guess we all feel like that. 368 more words


Is Explication the Root of X-Buddhist Stupidity?

Explication is the annihilation of one mind by another…whoever teaches without emancipating stultifies.” –Jacques Rancière, The Ignorant Schoolmaster

A good teacher imparts a satisfactory explanation. A great teacher disturbs, unsettles, invites argumentation… 2,063 more words


On Being an Irrelevant Dick

In a stimulating, rollicking, and exasperating discussion over at Tutteji Dai Osho’s blog (namaste, sensei!) (links at bottom) on “The triple edged sword of irony or: All You Can Do I Can Do Meta,” Kenneth Folk makes a statement that I find rich and illuminating. 1,493 more words