I had the good fortune to do a retreat with Korean Zen master Seung Sahn before he died. Two things … Continue reading Can a koan be explained?
I am an atheist (or perhaps an apatheist), have read about various religions and spoken to those who practice them. … Continue reading Why Buddhism?
Sam Harris has created a secular form of Buddhism. Here is a link to his book: Waking Up: A Guide … Continue reading Resources for Secular Buddhists
You cannot take a physical path away from samsara. Samsara will follow you, because it is a condition of the … Continue reading Sometimes I feel like taking off into the woods forever. How Do I Cope with Samsara and Still Be Content?
Religion in India can be divided into several periods. The important ones for this discussion are: The Vedic period (1750 to 500 BCE) … Continue reading Is Buddhism a Reinterpretation of Hinduism?
I first became aware of this idea from the book The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra. It does an … Continue reading Does Quantum Mechanics Support the Teachings of the Buddha?
I was born and raised in Southern Virginia where it was traditional to stay in the family’s faith. My father … Continue reading How I Became a Secular Buddhist