Kathmandu — I was sitting in my four dollar a day bedroom at a guesthouse run by a Sherpa family in Nepal, when I realized one thing: Living is an act of letting go. I used to think life was a grand process of ...
Houston — During my last year of college, I took a creative fiction writing course on a whim. Even though I was an English major, I had never created stories since I was a child. I just enjoyed reading them thr...
Obama-shi — “SESSHIN ARIMASSS!” Whack! A monk hits me with a wooden stick, hard. I’m wondering why I didn’t bring those padded shoulder jackets from the 80s. Usually, only those that doze off in meditation gets...
culinary creativity in the monastic kitchen
just do it
Even they eat potato chips in Mea She'arim
A Momentary Superpower
The Value of a Gap Year
The art of not knowing
Learning from writing: Robert Boswell's half known world
living is letting go