Stories & Essays

Prisoners of Karma  -  A wonderful Dharma story by Suvimalee Karunaratna.   An easy read that teaches important lessons about who we are and why we're here.   Suitable for children of all ages.   Let me know what you think.

Buddhism at Christmastime  -  An essay by George Boeree.   Here George gives a marvelous explanation of why Buddhism and Christmas are so very compatible.   This essay is a must read for anyone who is interested in reconciling the celebration of Christmas with their Buddhist practice.

The Coyote  -  This is a short essay on the Truth of the Cause of Suffering (The First Noble Truth).   It uses a unique and insightful metaphor from popular culture to teach a valuable lesson.   Please take a moment to read it.

The Dharma Tree  -  An excellent essay on the origins, beliefs, and connections of the many traditions of Buddhism by Professor R.P. Hayes.   The essay is entitled and it is without a doubt the most illustrative, most concise and easiest to comprehend explanation of the various schools, sects, and subdivisions, of modern day Buddhism that I have ever seen.   Professor Hayes is a master of visual prose who makes this subject engaging for newcomer and old-timer alike.

Tree Line

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