Category: Buddhist Teachings

Philosophy East and West

by Vivian Tsang

My teacher, Tam Shek-Wing, is a teacher following the Nyingma tradition. After translating one of his books, what still stands out after three years since its publication is his opening paragraph:

Buddha taught prajñā pāramitā, which was later compiled into the Prajñā series in the Buddhist Canon.

“In the Lives of Men”

by Vivian Tsang

 

While the media, both online and traditional outlets, have been flooded with discussion on the recent U.S. presidential election, Master Tam has been relatively quiet on the matter. He is not known to be reticent on matters political, and he has in the past made known of his displeasure on the negative impact politicians have on people’s livelihood.…

On Expedience

In discussing the Buddhist practice, the word “expedience” tends to go hand-in-hand with “wisdom.” One slant of expedience can be seen as “appropriate to the situation,” as in, there exists a way that works for you. For example, a scientist, may tend to look at things the scientific way.…