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The Three Nuclear Poisons

David Loy | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
David Loy

Delusion takes many forms, but for Buddhism the fundamental delusion, at the root of our dukkha suffering, is ignorance of our true nature. Today, the delusion of separation is not only an individual problem but a collective one.

Collective Bubbles Of Delusion

David Loy | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
David Loy

In collective denial -- such as that concerning climate change -- the group bubble of delusion becomes much more difficult to dispel, or even to become aware of, when people consciously or subconsciously believe they benefit by not seeing it. This suggests a Buddhist response.

A Buddhist Philosophy Of Evolution

David Loy | Posted 09.16.2012 | Religion
David Loy

If religions are to remain relevant today, they need to stop denying evolution and instead refocus their message on its meaning.

Buddhism And The Unconscious

John Stanley | Posted 08.08.2012 | Religion
John Stanley

Recent neurological studies have been exploring Jung's insight, leading to discoveries that have many important implications, including how we might understand traditional Buddhist teachings today.

Buddhist Economic Wisdom For Falling Back In Love With Mother Earth

John Stanley | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
John Stanley

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh believes that putting an economic value on nature is not enough. Fundamental change can happen only if we fall back in love with our planet.

Beyond The Matrix -- A Buddhist Approach

John Stanley | Posted 03.03.2012 | Religion
John Stanley

In the real world we do not get to avoid the final episode. It's time to break out of our unsustainable zero-empathy matrix. To be or not to be is now the pressing spiritual question before us.

Buddhism And The End Of Growth

John Stanley | Posted 11.19.2011 | Religion
John Stanley

It is increasingly obvious that natural limitations will soon force economic growth to cease. Buddhist teachings emphasize that this does not require a reduction in the quality of life.

Why The Buddha Touched The Earth

John Stanley | Posted 10.14.2011 | Religion
John Stanley

New types of bodhisattvas -- "ecosattvas" -- are needed, who combine the practice of self-transformation with devotion to social and ecological transformation.

Compassion And The Shadow

John Stanley | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
John Stanley

As climate chaos disasters unfold, we might witness a sustained rise in collective compassion, leading to genuine international cooperation and unity of the human species. But there's also our shadow.

A Buddhist Perspective On Ecological Responsibility

John Stanley | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
John Stanley

The sense of a self that is separate from the rest of the world is an illusion -- indeed, it is our most problematic delusion. The world is not a collection of objects: it is a communion of subjects.

Buddhism And The Fate Of The Species

John Stanley | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
John Stanley

As weather-related disasters increase every year and the world begins to burn, the very fate of our species is being treated as a mere "externality" by free market ideology.