A Non-Religious Look At Buddhism Exploring An Ancient Model Of Consciousness In the Context Of the Digital Age
Recent graduates of The Healing Arts Center often hear HAC president, Dave Kenyon, make references to Buddhism. A long-time Tibetan Buddhist, Kenyon integrates Buddhist thinking into virtually everything he does, works on or talks about. "I have been fortunate, to have received rather extensive training from very accomplished Buddhist teachers during much of my adult life", says Kenyon. "To me, Buddhism makes perfect sense largely because you can test it in your life experience without having to take anything on faith - I am, after all, a natural skeptic."
Kenyon is an attorney by training and says that he used Buddhist principles even during the first twenty years of his career when he was a litigator. "It was often challenging to zealously advocate for a client and still keep the moral precepts while working your way toward inner calm, but then again, all life is challenging in this way and everyone has to make their way through Samsara ("the ocean of suffering") one way or another regardless of their career path. But there is a way to be effective and compassionate in nearly every occupation, if you take the time to reflect on it and figure it out."
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