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Medicine & Compassion: A Tibetan Lama’s Guidance for Caregivers Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche with David R. Shlim, M.D. Wisdom Publications, 2004 Hardcover $21.95 US Medicine & Compassion is a book that transcends differences in faith. Written from a Tibetan Buddhist point-of-view, its message is universal because it goes directly to the human level of suffering and [...]

Not long ago, I was locked in a tooth and nail Buddhist discussion on Itai Doshin with my wife. She’s an introvert, a solitary pagan – now also a Buddhist, and I think the gods would vote her “most likely to spot a con game.” Itai doshin as presented by the SGI was to her [...]

The Lost Letter


While going through a large cache of long lost papers, I happened upon the following letter written seven months after PI’s groundbreaking visit in 1990. It was written to my dear friend Mr. M – a Japanese entrepreneur and ever-humble Buddhist adept. I’m not sure it was ever delivered. I’m in the habit of writing [...]