Might the Covid-19 pandemic open our eyes to important truths about ourselves? Jay L. Garfield, Visiting Professor of Buddhist Philosophy, examines the Buddhist insights made apparent by the current crisis.
Presented as a rational, scientific, and practical religion, modern Buddhism appears to have all the answers. Even the secular forms of mindfulness promise ever-increasing practitioners that Buddhist meditation will provide the solutions to all their mental, emotional, and spiritual issues. But is there a problem with all of this?