Once you understand, through study, what the Buddha is saying about his own awakening, you are already within the fiery process of the path.
In the fourth and final post in his series on the Buddhist concept of “self,” Dr. Reginald Ray talks about how we maintain our “self” and therefore suffer.
In the third in a four-part series by Dr. Reginald Ray on the “self” in Buddhism, he explores how we create the storyline of “self” and how to deconstruct it.
In this second in a 4-part series on the “self” in Buddhism, Dr. Reginald Ray explains that the “self,” though a fiction, is a response to naked fear.
In the first in a series on the self in Buddhist teaching, Dr. Reginald Ray discusses the several kinds of “self” and the stages on the journey from our egohood to not-self.
Reginald Ray talks about the four foundations of mindfulness. When we look closely into our bodies, he says, we find “nothing but space, drenched in sunlight.”
In the part two of his series, Reginald Ray talks about how the body is not just the pathway to realization but the embodiment of enlightenment itself.
Reginald Ray writes a remembrance of Zen master and famed calligrapher Kobun Chino Roshi, who died tragically with his young daughter in July, 2002.
Many Western Budddhists, says Reginald Ray, perpetuate the mind/body, secular/sacred dualism that has marked our culture since early Christianity.
“In that moment, I discovered a love for her that had nothing to do with my own preconceptions.”