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Tikkun (2014) 29 (1): 40–46.
Published: 01 January 2014
... belonging difficult to engender. I’m interested in how secular Buddhism — a relatively new development in the world of Buddhist practice — can serve as a resource for people who are seeking to escape atomization and instead create loving connections with each other and nature. Offering a humanistic and...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (3): 2.
Published: 01 August 2015
... first reached out to Snyder, motivated by her critical work on his poetry and thinking. Martin’s study and practice of Buddhism and her intuitive grasp of Snyder’s importance as a forefather of a growing international movement of spiritual environmentalism provoked Snyder to respond with sympathy and...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 35–36.
Published: 01 January 2015
...ALEX CARING-LOBEL Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2015 T he incomparable loftiness of the monk figure — placid and disinterested, having renounced desire — leads many to think of Buddhism as a religion detached from all worldly concerns, especially those of economy. But Buddhism has always...
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Published: 01 January 2014
Peter Sketchley Stephen Batchelor, a proponent of secular Buddhism, is examining some of the Buddha’s earliest teachings in an attempt to imagine the Buddha as a human rather than as a god. Peter Sketchley. / Stephen Batchelor, a proponent of secular Buddhism, is examining some of the Buddha’s More
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Published: 01 January 2015
Creative Commons/Tevaprapas Makklay Buddhism’s appearance of detachment can be deceiving—in reality, Buddhist spiritual texts are deeply concerned with worldly economies. Creative Commons/Tevaprapas Makklay. / Buddhism’s appearance of detachment can be deceiving—in reality, Buddhist spiritual More
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (3): 38–40.
Published: 01 August 2014
...DAVID R. LOY Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2014 I s it right to describe Buddhism as atheistic? Many people do, pointing to the fact that Buddhism doesn’t refer to a creator God. Yet it’s not so simple. In the earliest Buddhist texts, the Buddha tells some stories that make fun of Brahma...
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Tikkun (2016) 31 (1): 52–55.
Published: 01 January 2016
...RUBEN L. F. HABITO A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World , by Loy David R. , Wisdom Publications , 2015 Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2016 T his new book by David Loy could have also been given the title Buddhism for a Post-Axial Age...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (2): 34–35.
Published: 01 April 2015
... that offers a new vision of human possibility. Bodhisattva activism has some distinctive characteristics. Buddhism emphasizes interdependence (“We’re all in this together”) and delusion (rather than evil). This implies not only nonviolence (violence is usually self-defeating anyway), but also a...
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Tikkun (2010) 25 (3): 54–57.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Predicament Although Western Buddhism TO TALK ABOUT RELIGION IN MEANINGFUL TERMS, IT IS NECESSARY TO BE MORE SPECIFIC. has typically focused on the I will do this by discussing Buddhism, but my argument could also be expressed in the...
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Tikkun (2011) 26 (4): 8.
Published: 01 November 2011
... beloved mix of articles on politics, culture, society, theology, Judaism, Israel, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, earth-based spiritualities, atheism, philosophy, and science, along with thoughtful reviews of books and films. We’re happy about this development because we know many of our...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (1): 3–4.
Published: 01 January 2014
... all of Western medicine, which is also driven by our distorted insurance/payment systems. — Kate McClellan, East Palo Alto, CA BUDDHISM AND DUALISM David Loy’s web article “Toward a New Buddhist Story” is in general a well-informed piece, but the depiction of Buddhism is true only for...
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (4): 19.
Published: 01 November 2012
... violence discussed here by Lawrence Swaim, C. Kavin Rowe, and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (as well as by Gary Dorrien in his review on page 57 ) may be applicable to Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, as well. If you are an NSP member or a subscriber to Tikkun , you can read an expanded version...
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Tikkun (2007) 22 (6): 16–18.
Published: 01 November 2007
... battleground of good and evil forces, the evil that is in the world must be fought and defeated by any means necessary. Once something has been identified as evil, there’s no more need to explain it; it is time to focus on destroying it. Buddhism sees the world differ­ ently. Evil...
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Tikkun (2009) 24 (4): 63–64.
Published: 01 November 2009
... is a respite from human • Psychological Aspects of Buddhism I suffering inverts the typical view of the civilized world that preserving life is an in­ • Queers (BGLTQ), Religion...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (4): 24–26.
Published: 01 November 2014
... sight to illustrate how the three jewels of Buddhism — the Buddha, dharma (teachings), and sangha (community) — aid those on the path to enlightenment: Or else the Buddha is like a lancet- user because he dissects away the cataract of delusion; the dharma is like the means for dissecting the...
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Tikkun (2017) 32 (1): 16–19.
Published: 01 January 2017
... reptilian to mammalian brains, from conscious primates to self-conscious human beings. And, according to traditional Buddhist teachings, only humans can awaken and become Buddhas. That is why it is so important not to waste our precious human birth. In this way the “two truths” doctrine of Buddhism...
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Tikkun (2013) 28 (1): 49–51.
Published: 01 January 2013
... transcendent power. Buddhism even suggests that desire is the root of all suffering in our lives, and that the only way to become truly content is to overcome desire itself—literally, to stop wanting and to accept our lives and ourselves as they are. The eightfold path of Buddhism aims to cultivate this...
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Tikkun (2017) 32 (3): 15.
Published: 01 August 2017
... teenager, I once painted myself as a wisp behind an ill-fitting mask. I was someone who hid, until her voice started to rise. Ironically, the catalyst was the excruciation of misogynistic monastic Buddhism within which I had encapsulated myself. There, the resistance to patriarchal repression began its...
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Tikkun (2010) 25 (3): 31–32.
Published: 01 June 2010
... how Buddhism became some label a success. History teaches us Trevor Ling argued that religions as we “reduced” to a religion? differently. The cold peace usually takes know them today are “reduced civiliza­ Today we take for granted the principle another form—often a more destructive tions...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (3): 28.
Published: 01 August 2015
... page 31). Around 260 bce , a great king of Northern India, Ashoka Maurya, succeeded in conquering a neighboring kingdom in a huge battle, but was so overwhelmed when he saw the devastation he had caused that he renounced war on the spot. Adopting Buddhism, which seemed at the time a more practical...