The Ocean of Existence: Wednesday May 7, 2008
On life out of sight of dry land.Tags: buddhism, huayan, pali, texts
A few brief thoughts on reductionism: Wednesday October 10, 2007
Numskulls, reductionism and the human mind.Tags: buddhism, meditation, pali, reductionism, siderits
Miscommunication: Tuesday March 20, 2007
The Buddha’s first, failed teaching.Tags: buddhism, enlightenment, pali
Elephants: Saturday January 6, 2007
Elephants and monks in Sydney zoo.Tags: elephants, media, pali, thailand
Cutting off Our Heads: Monday September 11, 2006
Thinking, feeling and Buddhist practice.Tags: buddhism, pali, western buddhism, zen
A Handful of Simsapa Leaves: Monday October 31, 2005
How much do we need to know for the liberation of heart and mind?Tags: buddhism, knowledge, pali, retreat
The Dull Monk in the Third Row Theory of the Evolution of Buddhist Doctrine: Tuesday October 18, 2005
Are we too pious in our reading of Buddhist texts?Tags: hermeneutics, humour, interpretation, pali
The Trouble With Ethics: Thursday October 6, 2005
Is the trouble with ethics that there is simply too much of it?Tags: ethics, islam, pali, socrates
Good Grief: Thursday September 15, 2005
What place does grief have within Buddhism?Tags: death, grief, marpa, pali
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