Buddhaghosa and Buddha Recollection: Notes and Resources

The Visuddhi-magga (the path of purification), written by Buddhaghosa, is an amazing step-by-step breakdown of the Buddhist path. I’ve been looking at it for the last few months and I’m happy to find little things that remind me of my favorite Pure Land Buddhist teachings. Here, now, I’m going to share a passage about the […]

The Dharma We Don’t Want to Hear

As the Dharma takes hold in the West, there will naturally be some cultural adjustment that occurs.  Japanese Buddhism doesn’t look like Thai Buddhism, and Thai is distinct from Chinese in its expression.  That’s no problem.  Different cultures have different sensibilities, different climate, different aesthetics.  In this Dharma Realm, it doesn’t really matter if one’s […]