From the Editors / Ocean of Dharma

Chögyam Trungpa and Lost finale

Senior correspondent Michael Carmichael wrote on Huffington Post about the last episode of Lost. Among other topics, he writes about Eastern spirituality and its understanding of life and death, and how this plays out in Lost. He references Chögyam Trungpa as follows:

Death is central to all world religions. Lao Tzu, the Buddha and Chögyam Trungpa, the iconoclastic founder of the Naropa Institute, and countless other eastern philosophers have investigated and understood the cognitive phenomenology of death. Millennia ago, ancient philosophers discovered that the transformations of perception and consciousness at the time of death go far beyond the later dumbed down and doctrinaire Judeo-Christian models of paradise. America, the infantile and innocent heartland of the western frontier, is still far from awakening to the perennial lessons of Lost, but the series’ mere existence is a positive development meaning so much more than Macbeth’s ignorant default to a tale told by an idiot signifying nothing.

Read the whole posting here.