Some of these meditations are from from dharma talks that I’ve delivered at the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism. Most are the result of questions I’ve received from members of the Center or from friends, so hopefully they’ll deal with topics that you’re interested in as well. You’ll see that many of them address Western Buddhism in general or Pragmatic Buddhism in particular since I tend to get lots of questions about these topics. I also wanted to address certain teachings within Buddhism which may be hard for Westerners to understand. You will find a lot of duplication - especially in the quotes I use - since these talks were delivered over a period of a several years.
Please understand that these are not academic or philosophical studies of Buddhism but my own meditations on various topics. I don’t pretend that these meditations represent the authoritative word on how we “should” view these topics. They are simply the thoughts on one lone monk trying to make sense of the path he has chosen to follow toward the liberation of all beings.