Episode 5: We're Not the Cheerleaders of Buddhism
In our second podcast with professor Phil Stanley, Phil discusses Buddhist lifestyles in the West and how our approach to practice differs from traditional Eastern practitioners. He addresses our relationship to retreats and monasticism, as well as the difficulties Westerners face in finding a livelihood that supports practice. Phil also discusses controversy over what constitutes a legitimate lineage and teacher.
This is part 2 of a three-part series. Listen to Part 1: Phil Stanley on the Development of Western Buddhism & Part 3: Where are all the Western Rinpoches?