A discussion with Segyu Rinpoche and Lawrence Levy of the Juniper School
In "Buddhist Training for Modern Life" (Interview, Spring 2012), Segyu Rinpoche, the founder of the Juniper School, discusses how Juniper is extending the lineage of Buddhist transmission in a way that is suited to a Western understanding. In this community discussion we will be exploring culturally appropriate ways to transmit Buddhist teachings to Westerners. How do we avoid, on one side, the danger of mimicking cultural artifacts that have little meaning in a new place and, on the other side, losing the potency of the tradition? What is the benefit of holding a lineage for ourselves and others, and how do we meet the responsibility of doing so?
Please share your thoughts and questions on this topic or any other topic in the interview. The discussion leaders are Segyu Rinpoche and Lawrence Levy of the Juniper School.