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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...

15 Ways to Help Householders Practice Spirituality

I came home from my first trip to India full of spiritual ideas and intent on following the householders path. What was enlightening and what wasn’t. What was holy, sacred, pure; what was decadent, ignorant, unworthy. There’s nothing worse than a convert and I was...