“When we question openly, our spiritual practice becomes a living experience, without dogma or fixed ideas.”
Insight & Grace
The teachings say that the confusion and suffering we experience is temporal or “adventitious,” which means that it is non-essential…not part of our basic nature. This is a lot different from the idea of original sin.
Dharma in the West
Sometimes I wonder about this notion of creating a new American Buddhism. I think it is more important to probe deeply and personally into the meaning of the teachings and practice and the lineage of realization.
Emptiness & Interdependence
“If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper.”
Ask a Question
Questions and responses make dharma lively. Elizabeth will respond on her blog. ASK