Tag Archives: Delusion

Going Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors

Illumination or Elimination Many people who go to a formal meditation retreat want to get something. That something might be relaxation, stress relief, a sense of community, simple silence or even some kind of illumination leading to special insight. There … Continue reading

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Buddhism Without a Buddha

In spite of it being the currency of the Mahayana Movement, getting a strong and hard definition of “emptiness is very difficult. If one asks fifty teachers one gets roughly fifty answers. The word is as vaguely applied as are … Continue reading

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People In Vain

Visit the Hongaku Jodo Website Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. People in Vain ____________________________________________ Quite often in the West we use the words “awakening” and “enlightenment interchangeably. This is a misinterpretation on our part. They are not synonyms … Continue reading

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