IS DESIRE DESIRABLE?

Ah, desire. It is a wily one. Desire can keep us chasing the insatiable dream and preoccupied with the future. Yet, it can fuel accomplishment, fulfillment and contribution as well. Buddhism points to its inherent downside. Indeed, the second of the Four Noble Truths...

WHO NEEDS MONEY?

I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Noe Valley, San Francisco, on a typically foggy, cold summer day. An old man in a rumpled trench coat comes hobbling in. He is visibly disheveled, with the wear of the elements upon him and a few missing teeth amongst the...