A Blast from the Past—and Forgiveness

On a recent afternoon, I received an email with the subject line: Blast from the past. The sender’s name caused my mind to go blank for a few moments. I then calmly put down the phone and pretended that hadn’t just happened. The correspondent was Christopher Denton, a romantic interest of mine from no less…… Continue reading A Blast from the Past—and Forgiveness

Buddhism as Religion Versus Philosophy

“At its etymological root, religion is what rebinds or reunites us with the sacred. Many of us long for this return from exile and then discover that it leads us toward existential danger —  the deconstruction and rearrangement of our very sense of self and reality. In common usage, religion often refers to the belief…… Continue reading Buddhism as Religion Versus Philosophy