Le bouddhisme en Amérique

If I know you as well as I think I do, my dear readers, I know how much you like statistics. (Okay, that’s my silly attempt at sarcasm. I know that not many of you like statistics, so I’ll do my best to jump over them and get to the point as quickly as possible.)

I just read this little nugget of made-up wisdom over on the Tricycle blog: Buddhism is France’s 3rd-largest religion, according to Wikipedia.

why are we sitting?

I have several concerns with the meditation-centric rhetoric of contemporary Buddhism in America. But it’s not the “meditation” part of the meditation-centric rhetoric that bothers me. It’s the “rhetoric” part.