During a panel discussion with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Mitra Mark Power and Shastri Ethan Nichtern in the Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York City, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was asked, “What is your aspiration for Western Buddhism?”
Where are we going as Western Buddhist practitioners? What would a North American Buddhism look and feel like?
What’s the use of the labels we place on others and on ourselves? Are our “politically correct” labels really better than any other labels or concepts? What would it be like if we let go of labeling our experiences?