Academic journal article Journal of Community Positive Practices. Abstract: Man has actively engaged in creating religions ever since the beginning of humankind. Religion, reversely, creates an illusory reality for man to live in, which sets its systematic moral sanction that can be rendered a double edge sword: one edge works as moral enhancement and the other what I call moral terrorism, derived from the dominant moral claim and the fear of inability or failure to fulfill.
When it comes to sex, Western Buddhists tend to be fairly liberal. The Summer issue goes on newsstands May I love texts.
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Frederick P. L et me begin by thanking the University for bestowing upon me the honor of being its first Lenz Distinguished Lecturer, and also for the hospitality shown to me during this visit. I hold Naropa — its administration, faculty and students — in very high regard.
Secular Buddhists interpret the teachings of the Buddha and the Buddhist texts in a rationalist and often evidentialist manner, considering the historical and cultural contexts of the times in which the Buddha lived and the various suttassutras and tantras were written. Traditional Buddhist ethicssuch as conservative views regarding abortionand human sexualitymay or may not be called into question as well. Some schools, especially Western Buddhist ones, take more progressive stances regarding social issues.
But as scholar Jos Cabezn explains, Buddhist tradition takes a much more conservative approach, prohibiting, among other things, oral or anal sex, male homosexuality, and even sex during daylight hours. He challenges us not to dismiss traditional Buddhist views on sexuality but rather to critically examine them, beginning with the study of sexual ethics in Buddhist texts. I love texts.
This article challenges academic explorations of Orientalism as an interaction between a white West and an Asian East within the context of American Buddhist communities. Taking as its focus twentieth- and twenty-first-century semiautobiographical writings by black American Buddhists, this article explores how black American Buddhists engage with Buddhist teachings to understand themselves as racialized subjects on local, national, and transnational levels. These writings challenge assumptions that the normative Buddhist subject is white, male, and heteronormative.
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