Buddhism the Jack Kerouac Way: A South Korean Templestay has been published over at the Literary Traveler. Well if the name fits… Just kidding. I can barely read.
Kerouac never gave a ‘goddamn about the mythology and all the names’ of Buddhism, he just sat cross-legged in the Californian wilds, meditating in peace. Which sounded just fine to me, but I was in Seoul, surrounded by over fifty Buddhist temples. This could be my only chance to hear someone talk about Karma without wanting to ridicule.