Roger Walsh at Buddhist Geeks

Posted on 17. May, 2010 by in Blog

“…we are being called to look at the Buddhist tradition and to assess it in the light of contemporary knowledge and science and technology, and to differentiate between, for example, the wonderful trends, rational practices that Buddhism contains, the exquisite rational philosophy, and the prerational magic and myth, also sometimes associated with it. That’s a distinction that hasn’t necessarily been made before […] we’re called as contemporary Buddhist practitioners, as Buddhist geeks, to both do the practices and absorb the wisdom, but also to bring a discerning, contemporary, postmodern eye and discernment to the tradition so that we can take what is most valuable and appropriate for our culture and time, and leave what isn’t so helpful.”

Excellent interview with Roger Walsh at Buddhist Geeks podcast.

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