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The Tyranny of Transcendence

This es­say fo­cusses on saṅkhāra, the use of will. In spir­i­tual cir­cles, re­lin­quish­ing will is of­ten touted as the route to en­light­en­ment, whereas in fact it is an es­sen­tial part of healthy hu­man de­vel­op­ment.

When Life Begins

Reproductive ethics are one of our most ur­gent mod­ern dilem­mas. Each year, it seems, new tech­nolo­gies push the bound­aries of life. Abortion re­mains a di­vi­sive po­lit­i­cal is­sue. In the Buddhist un­der­stand­ing of the Middle Way, we can seek a more rea­son­able ap­proach.