Saturday, April 4, 2009

Buddhism and Science

Zip on over to Tricycle for a blog post I did on science and future of Buddhism. A friend of mine is a young zen priest (how is that for a job title). We were talking the other day about the history of Buddhism in the west and some fears people have expressed that its growth was just a baby-boomer phenomena. I was interested in how Buddhism "responds" to science which, I think, has been different from other religions (though one can ask if Buddhism in its western form is a religion in the traditional sense)

Check out this link for more reading

I wonder what my Buddhist friends think of this?

Friday, April 3, 2009

Integrity and Investigation

A link to some thoughts on the nature of science and religion as it relates to an ethic of investigation?

What marks integrity in how people pursue science or how they pursue what they feel is their religious sensibilities?