Monthly Archives: February 2012

Enlightenment or Waking Up – The Primacy of Endarkenment

Strictly speaking, the word Buddhism is a faux amis – a false friend. Believe it or not, “Buddhism” has no counterpart in the canonical languages (Sanskrit, Chinese, Pali, Tibetan, and Mongolian) nor derivative commentary languages of Asia (e.g., Korean, Japanese, … Continue reading

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Streams Mistaken as Sects

One feature distinguishing neo Western Buddhisms from the mainstream traditions of Asia is sectarianism. By and large, traditional Buddhism’s divisions are rooted in differing teachings regarding meta-praxis, or practices aimed at moving beyond ordinary, socially conditioned ways of thinking, judging, … Continue reading

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The “Other” Buddhism

Having been involved with Buddhism for decades, including being trained and credentialed as a teacher in one of the major movements in Japan, it’s evident that something vital is missing in Western neo-Buddhism. This blog is dedicated to airing issues, … Continue reading

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