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Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:52:20 -0800

It riffs on the symbiosis of 1) Western Buddhism's ills, 2) Afro-Buddhist[4] history in Asia, and 3) the history of Black America. Commingling these and other themes is essential to slipping and sliding the Black Mind around the tight corners of ...

CounterPunch

CounterPunch
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 01:10:15 -0800

The topic of socially engaged Buddhism is complex and very important to the future of the dharma in our troubled, fast-moving and intensely competitive global world. Buddhist scholar Stephen Batchelor says that phrase “socially engaged Buddhism” was ...

Lion's Roar

Lion's Roar
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:18:45 -0800

So Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Jacqueline Mandell-Schwartz founded the Insight Meditation Society, one of the most important institutions in Western Buddhism. They found a former Catholic novitiate on eighty acres of land in ...

Penn Current

Penn Current
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:57:24 -0800

Now he sees mindfulness apps as part of a new wave of Western Buddhism, something he calls “post-Buddhism.” “In some quarters of American Buddhism there's a changing of the guard,” he says. “There's a new generation that says, 'We can get everything ...

Religion Dispatches

Religion Dispatches
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 06:07:52 -0800

As a researcher I find mindfulness most significantly propagated and practiced at Buddhist meditation centers, among people who identify as converts to Western Buddhism. From learning Buddhist Pali scriptures and taking the five precepts, to ...

Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:23:15 -0800

Today I am again very honored to share a guest post in our ongoing series of expanding perspectives on race and diversity in American Buddhism. Recent posts include yesterday's (forthcoming) book excerpt from Lama Choyin Rangdrol, “African American ...

Tricycle

Tricycle
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:00:00 -0800

The differing and sometimes contradictory viewpoints he encountered led him to seek a common thread across all Buddhist traditions, an exploration he later articulated in his bestselling work One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism (Harper San ...

Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:23:14 -0700

Way back when he reviewed the Buddhist monk Stephen Batchelor's lovely book “Alone With Others,” The Western Buddhist John Blofeld wrote an introduction praising the young monk scholar and his writing. Blofeld went on to say it was unfortunate that ...
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