The urge to pray may be universal. There is no culture past or present in which prayer does not occur. People pray when they are happy and sad, during celebrations and tragedies, at births and deaths, during peace and war. Prayer is continually present on earth, a constant global hum.
Most Western Buddhists were raised in one of the three Semitic religions: Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. All three of these religions hold prayer as a principal spiritual practice. What is the place of prayer within Buddhist structure and in our individual practice? Join me for an exploration of Buddhism and prayer.
Peace and blessings.