Buddhist Monkey Enters the Garden

This is my first encounter with Happy Tree Friends’ videos. This one is called Enter the Garden. The Buddhist Monkey enters the garden and defends it. What do you think the movie is trying to say? What is attacking the garden? Answer these questions and enter the garden of the 9 Minute Meditation course! Note: […]

Mouth Yoga

When Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh talks about smiling in the present moment, he calls it, “mouth yoga!” Whenever he says this, we all laugh. Even though we have heard it many times, it still is funny. And here is a hilarious video on guess what? Mouth yoga! It is called, “Funny Face Yoga!” What […]

God vs. Science

“Let me explain the problem science has with religion.”The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.’You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?’ ‘Yes sir,’ the student says. ‘So you believe in God?’ ‘Absolutely ‘ ‘Is God good?’ ‘Sure! God’s good.’ ‘Is God all-powerful? Can God […]

What Should We Talk About?

My dharma buddy, Bhikkhu Samahita, sent me an interesting email over the weekend. He basically answered the question, “What should we talk about?” Naturally, he was coming from the point of view of what the Buddha said. Not being one skilled in the art of small talk, I welcomed his words of wisdom. He writes […]

How Do You Eat A Chocolate Buddha?

I got this chocolate Buddha for a holiday present. How do you eat a chocolate Buddha? Write your answer below.

Which One Is You?

Which One Is You?

Reformed Buddhists

This cartoon about reformed Buddhists was posted to my Facebook wall by Roshi Joan Halifax. I met her at a retreat with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1997. I’ve been in touch with her ever since and subscribe to her weekly email news letter. Reformed Buddhists These reformed Buddhists are protesting about having to […]