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Integral Buddhism And the Future of Spirituality
What might the Buddhism of the future look like? With all that we have learned in the modern and postmodern world, how can Buddhists be true to the central teachings of the tradition while also including themselves in a new framework that is inclusive of ongoing discoveries? Ken Wilber here explores these key questions facing Buddhism and indeed all of the world's great re ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Shambhala Publications
(first published 2014)
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“That idea is, basically, that now is absolutely the time that the world’s core religions should get serious about updating their fundamental dogmas and dharmas and gospels—that it has been over a thousand years, at least, since virtually all of them added significant ideas and practices to their main teachings—teachings that themselves, virtually without exception, were originally created when men and women literally believed that the earth was flat; that slavery was considered the normal state ...more
Pretty solid, but you'll find a lot of overlap with Wilber's other writings. This means there's a lot of integralism, while not too much Buddhism. This book served as something of a preface to The Religion of Tomorrow, which is much much more in-depth than this slim volume. I'm really looking forward to checking that one out. I think that as a metaphysical supposition there is much to be questioned in integral theory, but as a map of potential growth and understanding it's one of the most extrao ...more
There is something I don´t understand. In the preface it says, that the book is a shorter version of a previously published book, "the religion of tomorow". The preface is dated on Fall 2013. But "The religion of tomorow" was first published in 2017... or was there a previous release of "the religion of tomorow"? ...more
Kenneth Earl Wilber II is an American philosopher and writer on transpersonal psychology and his own integral theory, a systematic philosophy which suggests the synthesis of all human knowledge and experience.
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