I have finished a draft of Through the Looking Glass, Book Two: “The Young and the Samsaric.” The first two books can be found here. This represents about half of the complete work. Since my last post of these episodes I’ve added chapters 7-8 and revised chapters 5-6. The previously posted chapters are in a different format, but the content is not significantly changed.
This slowly ongoing work is autobiographical and focuses on the process whereby an ordinary American kid ends up doing a strange thing: becoming a Buddhist monk, and taking a long time to do it. I’ve chosen this means to at least attempt to convey what still bewilders many a Western Buddhist. I hope you find it helpful, or at least entertaining.