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Teaching Buddhism Inside Prison – Part III: Truthfulness

Mr. B captured my attention from the first class. Rather than set ‘rules of conduct’ or ‘guidelines’ for the classroom, I utilized the Buddha’s recommended precepts for lay people, which include not harming another living being, not taking what is not rightfully given, not creating...

In the Footsteps of Dogen

“Each day is valuable…. Do not compare it with a dragon’s bright pearl. A dragon’s pearl may be found. But this one day out of a hundred years cannot be retrieved once it is lost.” Eihei Dogen I had never dreamed of going to China, but a friend told me about...