We speak with Lama Surya Das this week about what it takes to integrate spiritual understanding into our lives as 21st century citizens. He explores the question of whether our sense of time has sped up in the “over-information age,” and how we can change our relationship to time. He also shares the outlines of what he calls the Six Building Blocks of a Spiritual Life—a post-traditional model aimed at integrating the inner and outer dimensions of life.
We conclude our discussion by looking at what he calls, “Positive Buddhism.” Positive Buddhism is a formulation of the Buddhist teachings that emphasize some of the more life-affirming aspects of the awakened life, instead of some of the more life-denying aspects, such as suffering, renunciation, and non-attachment.
This is part 2 of a two-part series. Listen to part 1, The Tao of Twitter.
The Mind is Mightier Than the Sword ( http://amzn.to/cmIOru )
Positive Psychology ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_psychology )
Awakening the Buddha Within ( http://amzn.to/9HeJJ0 )