Critical thinking, creativity & the problem with beliefs: The NKT, Rigpa and SGI

(Manjushri, the archetypal manifestation of wisdom) ‘Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.’ Albert Einstein ‘The NKT is a pure tradition free from politics.’ Kelsang Jangdom Belief n. 1. An acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof 1.1. Something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held … Continue reading Critical thinking, creativity & the problem with beliefs: The NKT, Rigpa and SGI

Reconsidering enlightenment: a project in reconfiguration (5)

Stage Two: once returner These stages are positional anchors, representing markers on an evolutionary line: they are not fixed in stone. The second and third stages could be considered as a single stage as new fetters are not dissolved but weakened before being thoroughly abandoned at the end of stage three. At the second stage, … Continue reading Reconsidering enlightenment: a project in reconfiguration (5)

Mindfulness of Phenomenon (1)

The fourth and final Foundation of Mindfulness is of phenomena. You might be asking yourself right now, ‘But aren’t the body, the feelings and mental activity phenomena too?’ and you would be right. This is an indicator of the way that the Four Foundations of Mindfulness function as progressive steps of integration of awareness within … Continue reading Mindfulness of Phenomenon (1)