Posts tagged "american buddhism"

Obsessive-Compulsive Buddhism

Emma Snyder on staying clean in a Buddhist monastery: “Over the years, it’s gone through stages, this hand-washing: extreme obsession, mild obsession, personal quirk, obsession again, then just talent, sometimes funny story, sometimes obsession still. It’s been a problem in my life, but also just a trait. I’ve been mentally ill, and also just clean....

The Only Truth that Mattered

“As my father describes it, encountering his daughter en route to self-asphyxiation was enough to startle him to his senses. The next day, he moved out of the apartment and into a closet-sized studio at the Zen Center, deciding that Buddhism would be his salvation. He participated in the sesshins held there, extended periods of...