your questions about Buddhism

October 25th, 2017

What drew you to Buddhism? What do you like about Buddhism? Where can you learn about Buddhism?

I didn’t do it. I can’t explain it. I don’t know.

There is the kind of “Buddhism” that people might study in college, meaning its history, geography, and impact on world events. Then there’s a kind of “Buddhism” that people choose to believe in and adhere to, like a political party. These folks think of Buddhism as a philosophy or source of inspiration. Maybe even a religion. They like it better than other alternatives. But the Buddhism that found me is first, foremost and only a practice. It is a way to do things, and not do certain other things.

Whether you’re interested in Buddhism or not, you might be interested in reading my books. Because they are about life. Buddhism is about the truth of life and not anything else.


  1. Have read “hand wash cold”, and “paradise in plain sight” over and over and have enjoyed them over and over. Is there a new book in the works. Just visited Manzanar, was there anyone who worked with held at yhs the camp? Thanks you so much for all your I sight.

    Comment by Gary — October 25, 2017 @ 3:01 pm

  2. Plainly and clearly put! A good place to start . . . and to come back to, over and over again, those three instructions.

    Comment by Laura — October 25, 2017 @ 3:58 pm

  3. Who knew the “don’ts”
    would be so profound.
    Or breathing.
    Yes, that too.

    Comment by Bonnie Rae — October 26, 2017 @ 3:44 am

  4. Okay, it’s a deal. I’ll keep reading your books, as long as you keep writing them. And your blog, articles etc. Thank you!

    Comment by Tom — October 27, 2017 @ 4:40 am

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