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What precisely is meant by spirituality?

What precisely is meant by spirituality?

It’s a word that I tend to not use.  It seems to me like a word that can mean a great many different things depending on who’s saying it and the context.  It seems like a word that can be spoken by one person, who has a meaning in mind, and received by another who interprets it as meaning something entirely different.  It can mean living in a cave for 10 years or appreciating the beauty of a rainbow.  Or almost anything in...

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Is Buddhism a religion?

Is Buddhism a religion?

Talking to friend last week, she insisted that Buddhism is not a religion.  She’s a Tibetan Buddhist and certainly knows more than I do, but I wasn’t convinced. I listened to a recording of Letting Go of God by Julia Sweeney a couple of years ago.  Julia Sweeney was brought up Catholic and the monologue (and stage show and book) chronicle her journey from being a believer to being an atheist.  It’s very funny and moving...

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