Thanks to the recent Brouhaha about Buddhist-you-know-what, I found out that this "Integral" stuff is still going on.
I thought I'd written a series of blog posts on why Integral is hoo-hah. Maybe I did, maybe I didn't.
But if such posts exist, maybe it's due for a rewrite.
"Western" Buddhism need not incorporate things that were more rigorously handled elsewhere. Especially when, due to globalization, the boundaries between East and West have been dissolving. The folks in Japan and Korea (and lately China) making those electronic gizmos are a lot more worldly than the folks who are trying to "Westernize" "Eastern" thought.
I don't remember where I saw it in which airport in Japan, but Buddhists in Japan have been deep in existentialism for years.
You learn stuff when you've been to Asia two or three dozen times. The world is a helluva lot more integrated than you'd imagine. It's sad that some folks are still stuck in "Western" Buddhism versus "Eastern" or "Immigrant" Buddhism paradigms.
Well, that's yet another series of posts for another day.
I don't know why lately there's been a surge of posts I've been thinking about for this blog.
But one thing is clear: the emerging aspects of Buddhism are not the way anyone in the Buddhist blogosphere, yours truly included, imagines it to be.