Joe Mauricio is a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition and is currently the director of the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center. He also gives public talks which deftly mix humour and wisdom every month in New York City.
I was walking through a park with a friend. It was a beautiful summer day in Baltimore. She looked at me and asked, why did you become Buddhist?
I was in a lot of pain, I guess. I was an angry young man looking for a way out.
She smiled and said, it hasn’t seemed to work. You’re still pretty angry.
You should have seen me back then.
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