David Patt

David Patt is the author of A Strange Liberation: Tibetan Lives in Chinese Hands. He is currently editing Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: The Lam Rim Chenmo Commentary of Geshe Sopa, for Wisdom Press.


How to Raise an Ox” by Francis Dojun Cook

How to Raise an Ox:Zen Practice as Taught in Master Dogen’s ShobogenzoFrancis Dojun CookForeword by Taizan Maezumi RoshiBoston: Wisdom Publications, 2002180pp.; $16.95 (paper) “The Zen of Dogen is the Zen of practice,” Francis Dojun Cook tells us in How to Raise an Ox, a reissue of his collection of essays and translations from the works […]

By David Patt


Death and Taxes

Compassionate Conservatism. The words sounded promising in the early days of the presidential campaign. Compassion must be the bedrock of any Buddhist politics, and validating it as a core value of the Republican Party seemed a hopeful sign. The fact that under Governor Bush Texas had executed 152 people—a rate of one state-sponsored killing every […]

By David Patt
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