Monthly Archives: July 2018

Enlightenment: East and West

I once met a Sensei from California who tried to impress that Enlightenment was only about Nirvana. There is a Western Enlightenment, it does exist. Enlightenment in Buddhism refers to Nirvana. But there is a Western Nirvana in philosophy. European … Continue reading

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Extremism, Amida, and Harmony

Buddhism envisions a transformation or sense of liberation in the way people feel themselves and the world around them. We feel lonely, or separate, locked up in our skin, and alienated from the world. But in Buddhism, one is supposed … Continue reading

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