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The Zen Studies Podcast

Jun 3, 2019

From the beginning, it’s been clear that the highest rewards of Buddhism are experienced through a fundamental and radical shift in the way you understand the world and your place in it. This shift has been called different things, including awakening, enlightenment, Right View, realization, satori, or kensho (“seeing one’s true nature”). I explore “awakening” in Buddhism: What’s meant by the term, attitudes we take toward it, why it’s so elusive, and how we can make the process of seeking less painful.