Buddhism is not a religion. That’s a bold statement, considering the sheer volume of monasteries, Buddha statues, and complex practices embodying Yidams, Devas, Mandalas, and Incense. Not to mention carefully laid precepts and the Noble 8-fold path… which sounds like the Christian ladder to heaven, doesn’t it? It does, until we discover for ourselves what… Continue reading Episode 20: Buddhism is not a Religion!
Samsara is the arena in which we all operate; life is "dukkha", said the Buddha. "Dukkha" is normally translated as "suffering". However, that's not a very accurate portrayal. It's more like "dissatisfaction" that lingers around our every move as we flow through life. What we think will give us pleasure, satisfaction, or security, eventually… Continue reading Episode 13: Samsara Explained; Getting off the Wheel