five “favorite” buddhist books

Gerald Ford (not the former President) over at The Level 8th Buddhist has tagged me to list my five favorite Buddhist books. It’s a little daunting, to be honest. The vast majority of books I’ve read over the past five or six years have been hard-core academic books or fluffy pulp fiction. But the more […]

american buddhism and all that jazz

Instead of going after Clark Strand’s ideas specifically, I’m going to talk about “American Buddhism” and why I’m finding myself increasingly dissatisfied with this categorical term. Suffice to say, a lot of what follows comes directly from The Dissertation, so think of it as a little preview, a teaser movie trailer.

o! the weather outside is frightful…

Damn it. Now that song’s stuck in my head. Well, happy Bodhi Day everyone! That’s right. It’s December 8th and that means it’s Bodhi Day, the Big Fat Buddhist December Holiday. It’s the day commemorating the enlightenment of the historical Buddha, and you know what means. It’s time for an entry from the front lines […]