David R. Loy addresses head-on the most pressing issues of Buddhist philosophy in our time.
What is the meaning of enlightenment—is it an escape from the world, or is it a form of psychological healing?
How can one reconcile modern scientific theory with ancient religious teachings?
What is our role in the universe?
Loy shows us that neither Buddhism nor secular society by itself is
sufficient to answer these questions. Instead, he investigates the
unexpected intersections of the two. Through this exchange, he uncovers a
new Buddhist way, one that is faithful to the important traditions of
Buddhism but compatible with modernity. This way, we can see the world
as it is truly is, realize our indivisibility from it, and learn that
the world’s problems are our problems. This is a new path for a new
164 pages. Paperback.