I’m not Buddhist

Many years ago I started a Dhamma Discussion group at the Blue Lotus Temple. The purpose of the group was to open up dialogue about the practice and ask questions about Buddhism. A monastic was always in attendance as a…

I think I’m turning Japanese

For all of those who don’t remember this song from the 80’s, I apologize. But as I thought about this post, it just came to mind. The evolution that is currently taking place in my own spiritual journey might seem…

Buddhism is like a bus

Bus

I have come to see that this practice can be an attachment just like anything else. And there truly is no attachment that is ultimately wholesome or beneficial. Which is where I have come to see Buddhism, and any associated…

Judgement without malice

I recently asked the Abbot of the Blue Lotus Temple if he ever makes judgements on people based on how they look or what they say. He immediately answered “of course!”. He then went on to explain that it is…

What do Buddhists believe

What do Buddhists believe

After over 16 years of practice and considering myself a student of the Buddha, this would seem a rather odd question to pose. But this question of what Buddhist believe, or believe in, has actually been asked of me quite…