Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse calls on Westerners to acknowledge the distortions we may bring to the study of Buddhism—through our cultural arrogance, the deceit of ego, and simple ignorance. The successful transplant of such a subtle and challenging practice as Buddhism, he says, depends on thorough study and clear recognition of our habitual patterns.
Line Goguen-Hughes reports on colleges and universities offering contemplative alternatives to conventional forms of study.
Charles Prebish examines the emerging role of Buddhist scholar-practitioners and how they are deepening our understanding of Buddhism.
Understanding Buddhism, says Reginald Ray, takes place in stages of ever-deepening and more direct experience.
“When we understand how our mind works, the practice becomes easy.” Reginald A. Ray discusses the close connection between Buddhist philosophy and practice.
Once you understand, through study, what the Buddha is saying about his own awakening, you are already within the fiery process of the path.
The Importance of Study: a panel discussion with Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, John Daido Loori, Christina Feldman and Georges Dreyfus.