Category: Suffering

Jay Garfield, Impermanence, interdependence and Buddhist reflections on Covid-19

I’m okay, if I don’t look a little closer
I’m okay if I don’t see beyond the shore

The Indigo Girls, Perfect World

Buddhist philosophy tells us nothing about virology, public health, or how to treat respiratory illness. But it may have something to teach us about what we can learn from a pandemic, how we might best contribute to the lives of others in the context of a pandemic, and how we might develop in insight and moral sensitivity by reflecting on the pandemic and on our place in the world in which it unfolds.… Read the rest