While the Dalai Lama was insulted by President Barack Obama, who declined to meet with him last week, there was an open door policy all over else in our nation’s capital – from congressional receptions to synagogues and schools.
The most famous monk of the 20th Century on the stage, lecturing on knowledge in the modern world as hundreds of enchanted monks and laymen look on below. The scene harks back to the golden period of
In the previous half of the 20th Century, America cleverly exported itself overseas, marketing its images, ideologies, products and religions with originality and zeal, but what it has not been able to fully charge or prepare for the effects in reverse. For if Americanization is a huge part of globalization, the Easternization of the West, also, is the other side of the phenomenon.
As some cosmic law of exchange that if Disneyland explodes up in Hong Kong and
Over the past 25 years, Buddhism has turn into the third most popular religion in
Yet, in spite of Buddhism’s message of inner peace and compassion, in its own way, is a very fundamental spiritual practice for its negation of the existence of a creator. In essence, the serious practitioner aims to put out the self by defeating his own ego and, thereby, seeing beyond the illusion rotate by the ignorant mind. The ultimate Buddhist experience involves neither god nor self, neither “out there” nor “in here,” for that casing that separates the practitioner’s being and that of the world, upon awakening, has been lifted. All that remains is - ohm – absolute terror and bliss. Imagine, if you will, Moses not turning his face away from the burning bush that is god but impending it then fully merging with that terrifying fire.
Once an issue from a Time magazine on Buddhism in