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Keeping the Emotional Connection Leave a comment Read more »

Keeping the Emotional Connection

This article is closely linked with the last post, The End of Metaphysics, which addressed the traditional Buddhist belief system based on the doctrine of reincarnation – that karma perpetuates the round of samsara across lifetimes, and that the alternate existence of nirvana is the…

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The End of Metaphysics

There is a wide-ranging discussion on the web and elsewhere these days, regarding the traditional metaphysical views of karma, rebirth, and nirvana. These views are being called into question by numerous western Buddhist scholars and practitioners.  A “non-traditional” view is arising, sometimes under the banner…

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Young Rebel

I just completed a weekend program led by the 20 year old Kalu Rinpoche, held at Kagyu Thegchen Ling, the 35 year old Honolulu Shangpa Kagyu Dharma center. Rinpoche has been on a world tour these past two years, and is clearly causing a stir…

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Cutting Through the Underbrush

While preparing a new article to organically follow my last post on the Four Noble Truths, I decided to step back and reflect on what I was experiencing.  I am digging deeper into the current discourse of how Buddhism is intersecting with our modern world.…

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