The Struggle of the Non-Yuppie Dharma Practitioner

My Lama never charged a dime for everything he taught me over 10 years. Neither do I charge when I teach. But still, I could have written this article myself. It pains me that Buddhist practice (and yoga) still appear to be mostly for the skinny, rich and white in America. What do you think can be done? I miss teaching and I miss doing retreat, but I'm too busy treading water.

White Trash Buddhist | Tricycle
I am forever in debt to the handful of teachers, writers, and thinkers who introduced me to Buddhist practice, provide constant inspiration, and continue to shape my knowledge of this path. Actually, I’m just forever in debt. Every time I get in my 12-year-old car and rattle away to the nearest …

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