The Thai Forest Tradition, a flavor of Theravada Buddhism, has become my path, my refuge, and my key to understanding what life is about. I’ve found the Sutta Pitaka, the section of the Pali Canon that contains the Buddha’s teachings, to be an absurdly wise and helpful document — once you get comfortable with the iron-age sensibility and the sing-songy repetition. I’m continually astounded that it exists at all really, much less written over 2,000 years ago.
I intend for this blog to be a place where I can organize my understanding of Buddhism, both for my own benefit as well as the off chance that it can be of help to someone else.
Theravada Buddhism doesn’t have the reputation of being a particularly quick path to enlightenment, but it seems to be the one I need. Luckily the Thai Forest Tradition is a bit more optimistic.