Welcome to Radical Presence!
Following an inspiring first quarter of 2016 exploring the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, we at Embodied Philosophy are incredibly excited to welcome you to our next quarterly focus: Buddhism. For the next three months at Embodied Philosophy, from April through June 2016, we will be exploring through our feature articles the practices and philosophies of Buddhism.
This is no small task, of course, and we certainly don't pretend to be able to represent fully this vast and expansive tradition in just three months. Our goal here is rather to introduce concepts and themes from the Buddhist tradition, and to explore some select teachings more deeply.
We look forward to our second quarterly conference to be held July 8-10, 2016. Sign up with your email below to be notified when our outstanding lineup of teachers is announced.
These two texts and their associated traditions - classical yoga and Bhakti - are arguably the two most well represented and discussed traditions in modern practice and are usually first encountered as examples of yoga philosophy. However, a comprehensive exploration of these texts and traditions is not engaged with and therefore a true understanding of the philosophy, practices, and what distinguishes them from one another is rare.
We will be announcing some special resources soon, including a Buddhism reading list and Syllabus for independent study. Check back soon for these great study resources, or sign up with your email below.
Understanding the Buddhist tradition requires more than simply reading the texts themselves. In our investigations, we will look to other texts and historical sources to explore the culture and the practices of these texts and philosophies.
As usual, in the spirit of Embodied Philosophy, we study not for the sake of empty intellectual discourse but for the sake of a deeper and more expansive embodiment. We engage with ideas, because they have a material impact on how we live our lives day to day.
If you are new to our site and haven't yet read the Embodied Philosophy 101 series, I would encourage you to read the introduction and all four articles of the series to better grasp what inspires this project and what we stand for. It will surely enrich the rest of your journey with us at embodied philosophy.
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Namaste and best wishes on your path,
Creator of Embodied Philosophy