How the West Fudges the Three Marks of Existence

The Three Marks of Existence are the backbone of Vipassana meditation, and they’re one of the tenets that set Buddhism apart from Jainism and Hinduism.  The Three Marks are suffering, impermanence, and not-self. Cheery, right? Basically, life is marked by suffering because everything that appears disappears (impermanence). If we’re not privy to this disappearing act, […]

Buddhism Explained via Space-Time (Teaching)

Space-time. Buddhism. Why not? We can easily take the Three Marks (Suffering, impermanence, not-self) and adapt them to that model. Whenever we view something as separate from space-time, there’s suffering. When we view things as isolated from space-time, we make them into something very small and fragile. A person is tiny and short-lived. But space-time […]