what’s it about?
increasingly in recent years, western culture has absorbed Buddhist ideas in unprecedented ways. the notion that rational thought may not be the guiding light we had previously thought it to be. the idea that the self is neither as solid or persistent as it seems. the conviction that there is a mode of being beyond words and ordinary experience that is never apart from us right where we are. these show up over and over again in philosophical and scientific literature as well as in pop culture and advertising. perhaps most important, there seems to be an increased willingness, perhaps even an eagerness, to give the texture and flavor of everyday, moment-to-moment experience the attention and weight it deserves.
what a fortunate time to be alive here on the Eastern edge of the Pacific Rim. how fortunate to be human.
the Old West is now the New East. this is its manifesto.