Thank You for your interest in my ongoing Studies in Buddhadharma.
The opinions expressed here are not definitive and
authenticity backed by nothing more than three decades of personal study,
reflection & meditation. So clearly, they can only offer a
More than any other object, texts published on the WWW
are impermanent, assembled & non-substantial
All mistakes in these pages are entirely my own.
I forsee many changes to come.
This part of the website tries, by non-partisan principle, to
integrate as many views as possible. The Way of the Elders as well
as the Great Vehicle in Indian, Tibetan & Chinese format has to be
studied. Ethics, spiritual practice or meditation and the specific
wisdom or "insight" expressed by the Dharma of the Buddha are the
three soteriological areas of learning to be covered.
I'm grateful to the Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan & Western scholars mentioned in
Bibliography and countless more. The Indian, Tibetan, Chinese &
Japanese traditions represent a millenarian
depot or magister of all aspects relating to the Buddhadharma.
Let us however never forget the following :
"There are many kinds of Buddhist discourses,
which do not so much reveal a common essence as what Wittgenstein
would call a 'family resemblance'. It is therefore at best
problematic to posit, as we often do, an 'authentic' Buddhist
teaching, one alledgedly based 'on what the Buddha taught' ..."
(Jerryson, M.K. & Juergensmeyer, M., Buddhist Warfare,
With a very grateful heart, I would like to give special thanks to :
who's teachings inspired the teenager to be aware of the dangers of
spiritual schools, sects, traditions, etc. ;
Michel Gauquelin, who prompted
me to investigate the scientific validity of Western astrology ;
Henri van Praag, introducing me in 1982 to the extraordinary
discipline of parapsychology ;
Dada Amitabha, a monk practicing the Tantric system of
Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (Ananda Marga), who, in 1983, initiated
my daily practice of meditation ;
Erik Oger, imparting -in 1984- the epistemology of
Immanuel Kant and the tenets of Western Criticism ;
Joseph Alaerts, s.J., introducing me in 1985 to the mysticism of
Beatrice of Nazareth, a 13th century Flemish Cistercian nun ;
Maxwell Cade, who, together with Geoffrey Blundell,
developed the Omega GSR, the Therapeutic Strobe & the Mind Mirror EEG, enabling me, from 1986
onward, to more objectively functionalize altered states of consciousness
Paule of the Trinity, my grandniece, a Christian
mystic of sorts who was of considerable spiritual
help to me between the death of my father (1986) and her own
in 1993 ;
the XIVth Dalai Lama, who visited my town the year I took Refuge.