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The Reality is that Enlightenment is Simple, but My Ego Wants it to be Hard

By | 2017-05-27T09:12:24+00:00 May 27th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The American Buddhist|

  By Alex Chong Do Thompson   Enlightenment is one of the great mysteries of spiritual practice. Do we attain enlightenment or do we realize it? Is it a higher plane of existence or a deeper understanding of our ordinary existence? More importantly, how do you know if a teacher is truly enlightened? These are [...]

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February 2017

Can We Have Buddhism Without Buddhism?

By | 2017-02-07T19:21:51+00:00 February 7th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, The American Buddhist|

Perhaps the robes will be replaced with button-down shirts, and the Buddha statues will be replaced with cool-looking rocks. I don’t know, but it’s interesting to think what will happen if the idea of Secular Buddhism, which Batchelor teaches, is taken to its natural conclusion; and meditation practice goes the way of Yoga. [...]