domingo, 15 de março de 2009

"Vajrayana in Plain English_Shingon teacher Hokai Sobol

BG 112: Vajrayana in Plain English

Posted: 08 Mar 2009 11:00 PM PDT

In this episode, we continue our dialogue with Shingon teacher Hokai Sobol.  We begin our conversation by dropping a difficult question on Hokai, asking him how the Vajrayana traditions (both the Japanese and Tibetan) can maintain relevance in our post-modern and rapidly changing world.  He suggests that we must develop a "Vajrayana in Plain English," one that is germane to the particularities of this time and space.   

 And as the 1st generation of Buddhist teachers and leaders near retirement-age, now is the only time that we have to do so.  Listen in to hear his take on making the Vajrayana not only more relevant, but on it becoming a pioneering force and cultural leader in today's world.  This includes the way that Buddhist teachings, practice, & even creative expressions are presented. It includes nothing less than a bold transformation of the tradition.