Offerings, Great Buddha of Kamakura, Kotokuin Temple, Kamakura, Japan, 1980, by Terry Feuerborn (c) 2013 https://www.flickr.com/photos/travfotos/10985369725/

Buddhism, Belief and Interpretation

Jumping off from our conversation about utopia and Star Trek from our last episode, this time around we’re diving deep into questions of belief and interpretation and how to approach the mythological aspects of Shin Buddhism. What do we do with this tradition whose cosmology appears, at face value, to be so far removed from …

Buddhism and sci-fi (part one)

This week, Harry and Scott take up the topic of Buddhism and science fiction, inspired in part by our off-hand conversation about Cthulhu from a couple weeks back and in part by Harry reading Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, the novel that in turn inspired the movie Blade Runner. (Spoiler alert! …