A Brief Blog Profile: Dharma Folk
by Thomas Hynes
In writing about a Buddhism blog, I'm wondering if I should say nothing. That might make sense. That would be, after all, very Buddhist. To let the silence reverberate and the sound of a quiet mind echo through might be the most appropriate way to talk about the subject matter. But, that might be a little advanced. And it probably wouldn't be entirely fair to the writers at Dharma Folk.
However, in perusing the Dharma Folk about page, I can see they are also fans of brevity. For example, here is their about page in its entirety: "We are Buddhist folk who are interested in sharing our practice. We also like the internet. Clearly, for us this is the best of both worlds." That's perfect. That may be the best about page I've ever read. And I've read a lot.
What I haven't read is a lot of is Buddhism blogs. I doubt, however, that many of them are as approachable as this one. For instance, I relate to the frustration expressed on this post over nightclubs using the Buddha's image to promote... drinking? cover charges? I'm not sure. Moving down the page, I'm intrigued by this post on the true story of Winston Churchill's Buddha statue. But then I remember that intrigue will inevitably lead to desire. And desire, as we all know, will only lead to suffering. Man, I should probably stop reading this blog. I should probably just let go.