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Renunciation and the Marketplace

Following up the last post -- Petteri Sulonen's comment (#2) and Nathan's post at Dangerous Harvests point out that the Buddhist path and the values of consumerist capitalism are, shall we say, incompatible. However, one can find a huge amount of cognitive dissonance about this in dharma centers.... Read Full Post
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Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chöje Akong Rinpoche reportedly assassinated in China

Religion / Buddhism : American Buddhist Perspective (10 months ago)

The following comes from the facebook page of the Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Buddhist Centre: Comments and condolences are pouring in there, but no official report can be found at this time. Chengdu is situated in southw... Read Post

The Religious Stuff in Buddhism

Religion / Buddhism : Buddhism Headlines (2 years ago)

Frequent commenters Mumon and Petteri exchanged some thoughts on becoming a Buddhist within the Zen tradition (although this would apply to other traditions as well). After describing the Helsinki Zen Center as "an overtly Buddhist ... Read Post

Building Community

Religion / Buddhism : Buddhism Headlines (3 years ago)

I've been kvetching a lot lately about the need to build Buddhist communities. Petteri Sulonen and Nathan of Dangerous Harvests have posts up about community and un-community that are worth reading.... Read Full Post Read Post

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