December 1, 2009

“No Buddhists in Washington?”

I’ve got a new article up at one of my very favorite websites, Religion Dispatches, today. The editors gave the piece this tease:

Buddhism, which has a larger US population than either Islam or Hinduism, has had a sizable and growing impact on American culture. So why no representative on the Obama administration’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships?

Read it here.

Our friend James Shaheen, editor and publisher, kindly gave the article a shout-out at the Tricycle Editors’ Blog, along with a reflection about “Buddhist life in the capital” from Sharon Salzberg, “who holds retreats in Washington, DC frequently.” Take a look!

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