We finish up our discussion with meditation teacher Ken McLeod, touching on a number of fascinating and challenging topics. Ken speaks about the distinction between answering the questions that drive us, as opposed to simply understanding “what the Buddha taught.” He gets into where he thinks these questions originate from, and also what meaning evolution might have on our personal stories.
Ken also explores the dichotomy of lay vs. monastic practice, and uses several analogies to illustrate the differences, including from both music and sports. Vincent and Ken get into a spirited and philosophical discussion as to how far one can take these analogies and how accurate they might be when applied to Buddhist theory and practice.
This is part 2 of a two-part series. Listen to part 1, Pragmatic Buddhism.
Unfettered Mind ( http://www.unfetteredmind.org )
Buddhism Without Beliefs ( http://amzn.to/ednqVh )
Malcolm Gladwell ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Gladwell )
Khyungpo Naljor ( http://www.tibetanlineages.org/biographies/view/151/6285 )