"Firmly plant the victory banner of the dharma!" - Karma Thinley Rinpoche's injunction to Lama Jampa Thaye
We might well ask what is the benefit of receiving advanced teachings that describe in a very detailed way how the Vajrayana works.
Buddhism reduced to just meditation is a spiritual dead end.
The dharma is nothing if not counterintuitive.
Can we love our families fully while upholding the Buddha’s teaching on non-attachment?
As 4th-century Indian master Vasubandhu counselled, “practice hearing, reflecting, and meditating”
Will Western adaption of the dharma challenge contemporary culture or accommodate it?
A radical rejection of scientific Buddhism.
And there may be no 'progress' in religion, in practice, or in the dharma, either. - Gary Snyder
The Bodhisattva vow, the most powerful expression of compassion.
From London to Los Angeles it seems like it’s the age of compassion.....