We’re delighted to announce the latest episode in our podcast. Dhammamegha interviews Nagapriya, author of The Promise of a Sacred World: Shinran’s Teaching of Other Power, which we will be publishing in a few weeks.
Nagapriya encountered the writings of the Japanese Pure Land teacher Shinran at a point of crisis in his own spiritual life. Shinran and his teaching of Other Power opened a different way of thinking about enlightenment and a life in the Dharma.
‘I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Nagapriya about his life and practice. In this generous and spacious interview, I found him warm and deeply thoughtful about what it means to be a Buddhist. Through reflection and mythic and poetic thinking, Nagapriya explores Shinran’s existential liberation, and the nature of connection, openness, and an encounter with something beyond the known self.’