From the author. LA Friends, or friends of LA friends... If you have not seen this, it's being repeated this Sunday evening. CABLE CHANNEL LA 36 - www.la36.org Sunday Night, July 8, 9:30 PMPerry Garfinkel - Buddha or BustExperience the search for truth, meaning, happiness and the man who found them all, when we discuss the Buddha with Perry Garfinkel. With his book, Buddha or Bust, Perry separates Buddhist fact…See More
Most importantly, I am a husband, father, brother, son, and time-wise in that order.
This site was created through the inspiration of the book Buddha or Bust where I was introduced to some of the Buddha's teachings and the idea of socially engaged Buddhism. The goal of this site is to bridge our interconnectedness using the web in hopes that the sharing of knowledge and ideas will facilitate changes in the world.
Thanks for starting this online group for engaged Buddhists. I don't actually remember what I said my motto was, probably had to do with enjoying your food and making friends. And never eat anything that isn't delicious would be another food related motto for me, although it makes me slightly guilty living in our food priveledged but generally spiritually starving America. So, to make up for that let's still enjoy our food, but as spiritually and socially engaged Buddhists or Jews or whatever your religious heritage - let's also really start figuring out how to stop this terrible war in Iraq - like let's stop it NOW. Please pass it on - there are six million displaced Iraqis and the blood is on our hands Americans - we are all responsible... Anger - it doesn't help. But in order to stop the war you've got to be strong and healthy Soooo - as soon as you're really hungry -MMMMM....please enjoy your food! Then use your delicious food given energy to write and call your legislative, community, and religious leaders and urge them to organize and protest to STOP the WAR in IRAQ NOW. BUT...don't let it spoil your appetite. Iraqis enjoy a delicious chickpea stew called "keema" when the bombs are not exploding. I wrote about it at recipezaar.com.
Thank you Ryan I hope this is the first of many conversations. I am a friend of Chad and also a Sangha elder in the same tradition. This site is an amazing resource! I don't get to feel like I'm part of a larger Buddhist community very often so this is truelly wonderful.
Thanks you for visiting www.upeksavillage.org. It is a very active centre and I am sure you would be more than welcome there. Maybe you wish to contact Thay directly?
Go email@example.com ! I have sent him an invitation to your site. At the moment I am in Germany but in December we should be back in Australia and I can talk to him about EngagedBuddhists and a possible visit.