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Eat Your Vegetables!

Dear Brian, 

I am thinking about converting into Buddhism. To me it just feels right. Although after listening to your introduction about the 5 Precepts, I find it hard to follow the 1st and the 5th. 

I have been to Iraq and fortunately I wasn’t put in a position to take another person’s life. I don’t think that . . . → Read More: Eat Your Vegetables!

The Five-Minute Buddhist Returns

The Five-Minute Buddhist Returns

Apply Buddhist Principles to Your Life


ISBN: 1507601573

ISBN-13: 978-1507601570


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A jargon-free, plain-language introduction to the foundational ideas of Buddhism and real-world tips for practicing Buddhism while balancing life in the real, modern world.

This follow-up to the immensely-popular “Five-Minute Buddhist” continues the tradition of easily-understood application . . . → Read More: The Five-Minute Buddhist Returns

Planning for the Future and Being in the Now

A reader wrote in:

It’s said in Buddhism that the way to happiness is not to escape or avoid pain, but to just “stay.” I recently decided to leave my job because I felt I was being treated poorly, and also because every day each task I was given felt insurmountable because I so badly . . . → Read More: Planning for the Future and Being in the Now

Buddhist Helpers

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Buddhist Helpers

A Reader writes:

Do Buddhist monks work on an individual case-by-case basis with lay Buddhists who seek advise on a specific problem in their lives and then offer a diagnosis and prescription in, of course, Buddhist terms? Or are the 4 noble truths, 8 fold path, 5 precepts, etc., always to be generically . . . → Read More: Buddhist Helpers

Buddha Salt, Buddha Beer, and Christ’s Corn Chips: Are We Offended Yet?

Someone (I suspect it wasn’t actually a reader) wrote this to me:

Dear Sir/Madam,

As we go to the grocery stores and  kitchens,  we may see “Buddha Salt” by

We think it is a great disrespect to use Buddha as a commercial brand. We also feel that it is not good to use Jesus . . . → Read More: Buddha Salt, Buddha Beer, and Christ’s Corn Chips: Are We Offended Yet?