Big up Post-Traditional Buddhism

(This is part two of an article on Post-Traditional Buddhism written for the Elephant Journal. Part.1 can be found here: Post-traditional Buddhism: the quiet revolution?) Part 2: Big up Post-Traditional Buddhism  My new bride on the spiritual path is perhaps best defined as Post-Traditional Buddhism. A term I picked up from Hokai Sobol, who is … Continue reading Big up Post-Traditional Buddhism

Post-Traditional Buddhism: the quiet revolution?

(This is part one of an article on Post-Traditional Buddhism written for the Elephant Journal. Part.2 can be found here: Big Up Post-Traditional Buddhism) Intro to the act Imagine a giant golden Buddha statue sat in front of you right now. The Buddha’s golden gaze stares out onto an invisible horizon, expressing an out of … Continue reading Post-Traditional Buddhism: the quiet revolution?

The Eightfold Path: Right Action (2)

Part two continues by exploring the themes of theft, sexual misconduct, and cruelty as the basic elements of unethical behaviour. In exploring these three areas of unethical behaviour we might reach the conclusion that actively practising their opposites could be a good idea. Instead of killing, that is taking life, we might see that preserving … Continue reading The Eightfold Path: Right Action (2)

The Eightfold Path: Right Action (1)

I want to remind readers that I am not an authority on Buddhist matters. I simply write about my own understanding and the conclusions I have reached after many years of practising a variety of Buddhist traditions and hanging out with all manner of Buddhist organisations, schools and other. Right Action brings us into the … Continue reading The Eightfold Path: Right Action (1)