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’ Dharma.
Living in Rijeka, Croatia, with friends and partners in Europe, United States and Japan.
Quote: “Buddhism has often and rightfully been presented as a path of ‘inner revolution.’ In fact, the term dharmacakra pravartana, literally turning of the dharma-wheel, may be rendered as spiritual revolution. The early sangha is a result of the great revolution initiated by the Gautama Buddha’s own awakening and teaching. Mahayana is a result of the revolution initiated among the early sangha. Tantra and Zen are results of revolutions initiated within Mahayana itself. Now, looking at 25 hundred years of continuation, we can see that these revolutions 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 both the limitation and the breakthrough into novelty provided by the preceeding stage in the unfolding of Dharma. Each of these emergences preserved what was necessary to retain an organic continuation, while advancing fresh formulations and perspectives, and introducing new methods. And the last such revolutions, however, happened long before the advent of modernity.”
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