Taking a Ride on the Tricycle: A Zen Interview


Tricycle editors Alex Caring-Lobel & Emma Varaloucas grilled me a bit and put the results up at Tricycle’s blog.

For instance they asked, “You grew up in a fundamentalist Baptist family. How did that upbringing shape the way you approached other religions, like Sufism and Zen Buddhism, later in life?”

To which I responded, “When my grandmother died, for complex reasons, including the fact that her church had a brand new minister, I was asked to deliver her eulogy. It was the first time I’d been inside a Baptist church in several decades. It was also the last time I’ve been in a Baptist church since…”

For the rest of the story, as well as a link to an excerpt from my book If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break, go here

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