I practice Buddhism in the Theravada tradition. I also have a pretty strange career life as a technology strategist and investor for a large firm. Well, one large enough to have technology strategists and investors on the payroll. I have a family which I’m very attached to and like most of us, I have a slew of other challenges placed on my doorstep by modern life. The Dharma helps me manage..
The Dharma is of course a wonderful teacher. And because it is such a wonderful teacher, it wakes us to many teaching moments that are easy to overlook. What does compassion mean when you’re late and someone driving even more crazy than you just cut you off? What’s right speech when your son has blown off his homework again for the fourth time in a week? What’s right action when you see a homeless person outside of Whole Foods with a sign saying “Sober, please help” and you’re late for a meeting….
The purpose of this blog is to reveal my teaching moments and struggles with practice in spite of the rush, chaos and just plain weirdness of modern life. The Buddha said that doubt was the worst of the hindrances because it would make you stop practicing. And believe me, there are moments when I wonder what I’m doing this all for. But I continue. Meditation and the Dharma sustain my practice. Your comments will teach me and help further my practice. I hope my posts and the discussion here will help others grow their practices as well, and hopefully add a little humor to the effort.
With Much Metta.