Modern Buddhists often resist embracing ritual practice. But by working with our resistance, we can open ourselves to ritual’s liberatory potential.
Overcoming the last great obstacle to awakening: the conceit of self
In Asia, prostrating is a familiar expression of deep respect. In India, it is customary to honor one’s parents by prostrating at their feet. Tibetans wouldn’t consider approaching a major teacher without prostrating. In turn, teachers often begin their instructions with a bow. However, as Westerners we tend to think of prostrating as a gesture […]