Episode 112: Vajrayana in Plain English
In this episode, we continue our dialogue with Shingon
teacher Hokai Sobol. We begin our conversation by dropping a difficult
question on Hokai, asking him how the Vajrayana traditions (both the
Japanese and Tibetan) can maintain relevance in our post-modern and
rapidly changing world. He suggests that we must develop a "Vajrayana
in Plain English," one that is germane to the particularities of this
time and space.
And as the 1st generation of Buddhist teachers and leaders near retirement-age, now is the only time that we have to do so. Listen in to hear his take on making the Vajrayana not only more relevant, but on it becoming a pioneering force and cultural leader in today's world. This includes the way that Buddhist teachings, practice, & even creative expressions are presented. It includes nothing less than a bold transformation of the tradition.
This is part 2 of a two-part series. Listen to part 1, Japanese Shingon: The True Word School.