Larry Jordan

Everyone is related, and everything is connected.

The Way: Meaningful Spirituality for a Modern World

Aug 06, 2022 by Larry Jordan
I just completed a 50,000-word manuscript called "The Way: Meaningful Spirituality for a Modern World."  

Zen and Spiritual Practice

Jul 12, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Zen is not concerned with prescription or speculation. Buddhism is mostly concerned with practice, not belief.


Zen and Interdependence

Jul 04, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Dogen Zenji encourages us to remove the barrier between self and other.

Zen and the Self

Jun 27, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Buddhism does not believe in a permanent, unchanging self. Of course, each of us has forms, feelings, perceptions, thoughts, and awareness. 

An Introduction to Zen

Jun 20, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Buddhism embraces a different worldview than most Western religions. Zen is experiential, not intellectual. 

Faith & Justice Book Group podcast (06/18/2024)

Jun 18, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Recently, I was a guest on three related podcasts hosted by my friend, Brian Allain.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Intelligence

Jun 14, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way that we live and work. Increasingly, AI presents challenging questions about the nature of humanity and about the nature of the Universe itself.

Visions: Hallucinations or Transcendent Experiences?

Jun 07, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Are visions hallucinations or transcendent experiences? Biologist J.B.S. Haldane said, “The Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.”

Do We Honor Ultimate Reality in Other Traditions?

May 31, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Do we honor Ultimate Reality in other traditions?

What Beliefs Are Fundamental To Christianity?

May 23, 2024 by Larry Jordan

There are more than 45,000 forms of Christianity worldwide, and they disagree on the fundamentals. What beliefs are fundamental to Christianity?

Creation: Mythology, Religion, And Science

May 16, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Creation myths can illustrate the intersection of mythology, religion, and science. Do we interpret ancient religious texts as history or mythology?

The Journey is the Destination

May 09, 2024 by Larry Jordan

The journey is the destination. Zen is more of a philosophy than a religion. It is more experiential than intellectual.

Ultimate Reality Permeates Everyday Reality

May 01, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Ultimate Reality is not far removed from everyday reality. In fact, Ultimate Reality permeates everyday reality.

Ultimate Reality: Consciousness, Energy, and Love

Apr 25, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Today, fewer people imagine Ultimate Reality in purely personal terms or in purely supernatural terms. Increasingly, Ultimate Reality is imagined in impersonal, natural terms, such as consciousness, energy or love.

Ultimate Reality: Brahman, God, the Universe and the Void

Apr 18, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Ultimate Reality has many names: Brahman in Hinduism, God in Christianity, the Universe in humanism and the Void in Buddhism.

What Do We Know about Ultimate Reality?

Apr 11, 2024 by Larry Jordan

We know one thing about Ultimate Reality, namely that everyone is related, and everything is connected. 

Harmonic Atheist podcast (4/9/2024)

Apr 09, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Last week, I was a guest on the Harmonic Atheist podcast, hosted by my friend, Tim Mills.

Why Do We Believe What We Believe?

Apr 04, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Sometimes, we believe things because they are comfortable, not because they are sensible.

Is Free Will an Illusion?

Mar 28, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Surely, it seems like we have free will, but is free will an illusion?

Leaving Church, Maintaining Spiritual Practices

Mar 21, 2024 by Larry Jordan

Many people are leaving church over questions of belief or doctrine. How are people who are leaving church maintaining spiritual practices?