Author: Richard B BarnetRichard P Hayes/Publisher: Windhorse/PrakashYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 276ISBN/UPC (if available): 1 899579 12 5
The title of this collection of essays, most of which are about Buddhism in the context of North American culture conveys that North America should be called Land of No Buddha, for Buddhism is relatively foreign to this soil and probably always will be. As every Buddhist knows, every complex thing is impermanent and must eventually come to an end. Among the complex things of the world are one's relationship with other beings, such s teachers. All relationships must end in due season with no regrets. A perfect relationship with a meditation teacher is like the perfect relationship with a dentist: as efficacious and as brief as conditions will permit.