Tag Archives: ethics

Dialogs With My Teacher #29

Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ September 13,  2010 Student: What does “being wrong” mean from the enlightened or Infinite perspective? Michael: It’s just like “being right.” From an enlightened [...]

ISmile282 – The Eightfold Path

In this Dharma talk, Michael McAlister discusses the Buddhist version of supporting an embodied awakening: The Eightfold Path. This methodology, as articulated in Buddhist tradition, was the fourth of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and shows us how to live a life free of suffering. Consideration is given to how these traditional instructions are built [...]

Day 2: Integral Theory Conference – Session II

About to hear Roger Walsh talk about Integral Ethics, which differ from regular ethics because they’re more… uh… integral. Tweet

The Moral Naturalists Observe Moral Animals

I’m always appreciative of empirical explorations of the things I yammer on about from the cushion. I also like that for any of Brooks’ perceived failings he’s intellectually curious; something refreshing among the punditocracy.  We are, it appears, moral animals. But when we attach to our morality, we lose its offering. By the time humans came around, [...]

Skeletons in the Buddhist Closet

After yesterday’s post about Lama Osel Hita Torres leaving his leadership role in Tibetan Buddhism as well as his order, a reader wrote: We need more news like this. Westerners, disillusioned with “their own” religious institutions, often turn to Buddhism, thinking that it is purer and that its institutions are not corrupt. But Tibetan Buddhism [...]