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Mumon K
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I've got lots of new material floating around in my head...
Some of it has to do with recent experiences I can't fully talk about yet, some has to do with the deepening of practice that resulted from those experiences. I can't wait to get some time to put it all down, and be as candid as circumstances allow. Lots an...

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Someone wrote a book...
I'm a little taken aback when I see stuff in the marketplace like books entitled " Why Buddhism Is True ." It seems to be a philosophy/science book.  From the link above (NY Times Book review) it seems to say that dissatisfaction - dukkha  is programmed int...

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Poisoning the Well
Folks, google "Logical Fallacies."  I came across this post on "spiritual psychedelic drug taking " by Vince Horn, and could not believe...  well I shouldn't say that, because I'm infinitely mistaken.  Let's just say that its presumption that those opposed ...

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Woke versus Awake
This post is largely , but not entirely a response to the confluence of a few tweets, one a nice tweet by Brad Warner, which can be found around here , but also this thread.  What I'd like to express in this post is: There's massive amounts of ignorance in ...

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Buddhism, Martial Arts, 書道/書法 and Cultural Appropriation
I could have sworn I'd written about this already but recent stuff I've been reading on social media leads me to believe that Certain Things Need to Be Written Down.  I know I commented on this elsewhere because there was a spate of "cultural appropriation ...

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What *do other Buddhists think of Falun Da Fa? And is it harming the reputation of predominantly white Buddhist Communities?*
You don't have to look very far on my blog to know that I have been highly critical of the Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship in recent years because of their unfortunate embrace of Falun Da Fa, aka Falun Gong at the Portland Buddhist Festival. I'm not goin...

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Why the Heart Sutra?
Christians have, at times, touted the Lord's Prayer as the "perfect" prayer; it contains evidently all the stuff that monotheists want in a prayer. The Heart Sutra, in my view, is substantially more profound than the Lord's Prayer, and, at the same time, is...

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The Heart Sutra
The Heart Sutra is a fundamental text of Mahayana Buddhism.   As most of my readers who have read my blog are Buddhist, they know about the Heart Sutra.  But I have never written much on it myself.  So I think I'll write a few blog posts on it, as I have th...

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Identity Politics and Zen Buddhism
I'm using almost the exact same title of this post as one by Brad Warner , because a) it's roughly about the same topic, b) there isn't one single viewpoint on this, as you might expect, and c) Ven. Warner has of late posted a couple of rather strange  thin...
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