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Buddhism Meets Freud and LSD

Jonah Raskin | Posted 08.30.2016 | Books
Jonah Raskin

White, middle class Americans -- whether they're raised Catholic, Protestant, Jewish or in some other religion --almost always seem a bit absurd when they turn to Buddhism, as the African American author James Baldwin recognized years ago when he called the Beat Generation writers, "Suzuki rhythm boys."

The Purpose Of Buddhist Meditation Is To Be Real

Lewis Richmond | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

Most religion, including Buddhism, offers an escape from reality, rather than a transforming insight about it. But Dharma is not like that. It is about what is true and real.