Tag Archives: Buddhism


The Dog Buns

Context: One of my roommates, when he heard me explaining to a friend about how stressful it was to try and find folklore from different sources, offered some of the stories he knew from his childhood. Background: This is a tale my roommate heard  when he was a kid. Dialogue: It goes… There’s this Buddhist who’s,… Continue Reading »

Dreaming of Buddha

Context: One of my roommates, when he heard me explaining to a friend about how stressful it was to try and find folklore from different sources, offered some of the stories he knew from his childhood. Background: This is the story of an accident that happened to my roommate’s mother when she was young. Dialogue: Um…… Continue Reading »

Angulimala

Informant (J.H.), my mother, is a 50 year old Buddhist meditation teacher from Los Angeles. J.H. identifies as biracial, with both African and Southern European heritage. I interviewed her after stopping by for dinner one Monday evening. J.H. had a traditional roman Catholic upbringing, and has been studying meditation for 15 years. I asked J.H…. Continue Reading »