Awesome news: my dear old college friend Dan Ewen, the noted screenwriter and comedian, and his friend Tom Richner (a longtime artist for The Simpsons) have designed an amazing T-shirt that both honors the Buddhist connection to The Big Lebowski and benefits Buddhist Global Relief with 10% of each sale. You can buy one right here.
Dan wrote to me awhile back asking me what one Buddhist charity I would make a donation to if I had a bunch of money, and I said Buddhist Global Relief — the visionary, Buddhist-inspired humanitarian organization that contributes to relief and justice efforts worldwide, and does, I think, a truly extraordinary job of it. Bhikkhu Bodhi, founder of BGR, is a friend I’ve mentioned before: I’ve interviewed him many times in the past, and you can find those interviews here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Anyway, I was thrilled to see what Dan (who is not only one of the funniest guys I know, but one of the sweetest too) and Tom did, and I hope you’ll buy a shirt. If you love Buddhism and film, and want to benefit good works being done by Buddhists, then this is the shirt for you! Again, you can buy one right here.