Cultivating Healthy Community: towards a universal sangha

We are bombarded daily by reports of conflict, atrocities and proliferating social dysfunction. Surely many of us must be asking what, if anything, we can do about this nightmarish situation. The following essay is extracted from my e-book, "Sangha Work".  Re-reading it the other day I felt it is as relevant today as it was … Continue reading Cultivating Healthy Community: towards a universal sangha

Future Dharma Worth Supporting: a vision of immeasurable wisdom and compassion

I remember studying with the Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche in 1970. What attracted me was his alive presence, his breadth of knowledge and the immensity of view he continually revealed to us. Around that time, his book "The Vision" was published. Drawing on traditions of Christianity, Buddhism, Jungian psychology, science and sociology, he sketched out an … Continue reading Future Dharma Worth Supporting: a vision of immeasurable wisdom and compassion

A Sadhana of Samantabhadra:the heart of Mahayana

Samantabhadra appears as a mysterious presence in many Mahayana scriptures. Often referred to, but rarely appearing, he/she has an ephemeral quality – ubiquitous yet will-o-the-wisp – powerfully present yet difficult to define or meet with face to face. In the Tibetan Nyingma tradition, Samantabhadra is the name of the primordial Buddha. The same primordial buddha … Continue reading A Sadhana of Samantabhadra:the heart of Mahayana