Friday, March 24, 2006

Secular Spirituality

The Buddhist Blog has the low-down on an ABC interview with The Dalai Lama, in which His Holiness talked more of his idea about "secular spirituality". In short, he takes the techniques and technology of Buddhism and advocating that anyone adopt them, regardless of their religion.

I love this approach. I don't think it's much different than what the brains behind the Integral Institute are attempting to do: bring together people of a myriad of spiritual faiths, and supplement their spiritual work with growth programs in other areas. The idea is to produce fully rounded, complete individuals - i.e., fulfill the full human potential. Both are great attempts to integrate Buddhist technology into the West. Let's hope they flourish.

(Oh, and the photo on that post is hee-LARIOUS.)

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