Not Two Separate Things
Daily Wisdom / Zen

Not Two Separate Things

Insentient beings are often conceived of as comprising the physical universe—what we call “nature,” and think of as really dead, nonliving. People unwittingly or romantically anthropomorphize nature but think that nature is insentient. To put it another way, we draw a boundary between sentient and insentient, perceiving and judging each in a particular way. Dogen … Continue reading

Hidden Treasure
From the Editors / Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism by Judith Simmer-Brown Dakinis—those semi-wrathful feminine figures of Tibetan Buddhist cosmology—get a bum rap today. They often end up serving as poster-girls for goddess-spirituality or as exemplars of the “shadow” for proponents of Jungian psychology. The reality is a lot more complex than that—and much more … Continue reading