Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede, co-director of the Rochester Zen Center, talks about a Buddhist book that made a significant impact on his practice.
In upholding the precepts, we actualize our buddhanature
Zen Abbot Bodhin Kjolhede Do enlightenment and alcohol mix? No. That’s the short answer. But let’s define our terms. There are many people who might consider themselves “drunks” who haven’t touched alcohol in years. But here I take the definition of “a drunk” to be based on behavior, current behavior—someone who consistently drinks to excess. […]