- book Goodreads completed: 20 Oct 2018
- book goodreads completed: 25 Feb 2018
“Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism — not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest living masters.
Meeting in an inn overlooking Katmandu, these two profoundly thoughtful men explored the questions that have occupied humankind throughout its history.”
- book goodreads completed: 06 Dec 2020
One of the core questions that I seek to answer in this book is whether it is still possible to recover the dharma that existed prior to the emergence of Buddhist orthodoxies and then build upon that foundation an adequate ethical, contemplative, and philosophical practice that optimizes human flourishing in a post-credal age. Paradoxically, to imagine what might emerge after Buddhism, we need to go back to the time before Buddhism began.
- book goodreads completed: 08 Oct 2020
We’re all doing time. We’re all in prison. We’re all on death row. And we can all free ourselves.
- book goodreads completed: 30 Mar 2016
Buddhism & Zen