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On Hasenkamp

In her article “Brain Karma: Is Delusion Hardwired?,” Wendy Hasenkamp writes about several revelations regarding the functioning of the brain (as revealed by modern neuroscience) that relate interestingly to Buddhist teachings regarding the nature of human existence. I found this … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Understanding Essencelessness and Existence

“That which is dependent origination Is explained to be emptiness. . . …There does not exist anything That is not dependently arisen. Therefore there does not exist anything That is not empty.” (31) In his chapter, “Nagarjuna’s Mulamadhyamakakarika,” Jay Garfield … Continue reading

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Gender in Gethin’s “The Buddhist Community”

In his chapter, “The Buddhist Community: Monks, Nuns, and Lay Followers,” Rupert Gethin paints a broad strokes picture of the ways in which Buddhist communities have historically been organized and sustained. In the service of this effort, Gethin examines Buddhist … Continue reading

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