Hokai Sobol is committed to the formulation of an authentic, no-nonsense spirituality for the 21st century, and has been waving the flag for 20+ years as teacher, publisher, and bridge builder. Teaching with groups and individuals, organizing events and programs, translating and publishing titles from leading edge authors, contributing actively through writings online and offline, he’s been spurring and assisting the emergence and propagation of a non-sectarian, real world, ‘post-eastwest’ Buddhadharma.
Living in Rijeka, Croatia, with friends and partners in Europe, United States and Japan.
Quote: “Buddhist practice may be presented as a path of ‘inner revolution.’ In fact, the term dharmacakra pravartana, literally turning of the dharma-wheel, can be rendered as spiritual revolution. The early sangha is a result of the great turnabout initiated by the Gautama Buddha’s own awakening and teaching. Mahayana is a result of another turnaround initiated among the early sangha. Ch’an/Zen and Vajrayana are results of deep shifts within Mahayana itself. Now, looking at 25 hundred years of continuation, we can see that these turnings proceeded along a spiritual evolutionary trajectory hardly envisaged or planned. Every shift was a response to a limitation that became evident, and certainly there was a potential for the breakthrough into novelty provided by the preceeding stage in the unfolding of Dharma. Each of these developments retained what was necessary for an organic continuation, while advancing fresh formulations and introducing new methods. The last of such revolutions, however, happened long before the advent of modernity. And that considerable gap is being negotiated in many different ways today – as conditions keep changing.”
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