Monday, June 15, 2015

Today's Daily Dharma: Under One Umbrella

Doris Mitsch, courtesy of Clampart, New York City
Under One Umbrella
We should all be willing to suspend skepticism about unfamiliar forms of Buddhism and explore their texts and practices deeply and without presuppositions. If we do this hard work, we will find that these unfamiliar Buddhisms make sense in their own terms and deserve our respect. Whether they turn out to be more similar to or more different from our own Buddhism is irrelevant. If we investigate these myriad versions of Buddhism, we will understand how all of them are derived from the teachings of the one teacher we all revere.

- Rita Gross, "Under One Umbrella"