BodhidharmaWhat is a lect?

Lect is a made up word, it refers to the Latin word lectio as in lectio divinia or sacred reading but to call this blog a place of sacred reading would not be proper as there are far better sites for that.

It could be a derivation of the Swedish word lek – a form of less rule-bound play, song or sport the kind children enjoy. Lect might be short for the noun lectern, a reading desk used by lecturers.

Perhaps it comes from another meaning for lek, a traditional place where individuals gather to puff up and strut their stuff, defend their views, their turf and define their positions.

This lect is a little of all of the above. It is my personal exploration of Buddhism for modern times. A place for some discussion of the literature some review of the various positions (the vehicles) that have evolved over the centuries and the occasional soapbox rally. All in an environment that won’t always take itself too seriously.

Who am I?

To steal several lines directly from Alan Watts, “…I have nothing to sell. I am an entertainer. That is to say in the same sense that you go to a concert and you listen to someone play Mozart, he has nothing to sell except the sound of the music… I just want you to enjoy a point of view which I enjoy.”

The Sage Grouse