Buddhism is often seen as an organized Asian religion that is historically tied to entrenched power structures, authoritative texts, and definitive roles. In today’s episode, Reggie discusses the importance of giving up our ideas and preconceptions about the dharma and Buddhism. At this point in history, he says, many practitioners are called to take part in the unique unfolding of what the dharma is right now: a deeply creative process of questioning, discovery, and sharing. He encourages us to trust our own personal discoveries in meditation, and understand that our unique expression of the dharma is integral to the life of the sangha right now.
This excerpt is from a talk given at the 2010 Winter Dathun — a month-long retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado. To download more of Reggie’s teachings and to explore a variety of recorded talks and practices to assist you on your spiritual journey, please visit our store.