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“The most violent element in society is ignorance.” —Emma Goldman

I suppose that we should not be surprised that Buddhism in America has stumbled so far into the desert of New Age “thought.” 1,311 more words

Criticism

Compassion Can Say A Fierce No

Page 15 from Wisdom Rising, by Lama Tsultrim Allione

Have we come to the end?

This post is a call to arms. I hope to incite a collective that produces thinking, concepts, dialogue, texts, and practices toward an ideologically-disruptive usage of buddhist materials. 1,673 more words

Criticism

Rejoicing Trungpa Rinpoche

Today marks the anniversary of the passing (Parinirvana) of the great Buddhist Teacher and meditation master – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987).

Trungpa Rinpoche received a classical monastic education in Tibet before the Chinese invasion. 311 more words

Celebrating Trungpa Rinpoche

Today marks the anniversary of the passing (Parinirvana) of the great Buddhist Teacher and meditation master – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987).

Trungpa Rinpoche received a classical monastic education in Tibet before the Chinese invasion. 282 more words

How to appraise a spiritual teacher.

We have heard the Kalama sutta many times and know that Buddha does not endorse blind faith in spiritual teachers. However, how do we go about appraising someone to determine if they are qualified to guide us spiritually? 776 more words

Articles

can we "learn" compassion?

Today I found this teaching of a buddhist teacher from Bhutan, who tries to explain why it is sometimes so difficult for people who are kind of newbies (like many of us are) to buddhism to understand what it’s all about. 141 more words

Meditation