Dharma & Dollars

If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
— Dōgen

Dharma on No Dollars a Day

by Walker Douglas

What do you think you need to practice meditation? In this article from the tricycle archives, Douglas draws our awareness to the tendency to turn the most accessible and simple spiritual practices into patterns of consumption. As meditation and other traditional Buddhist practices have gained mainstream popularity as of late, this reflection invites us to “take that which comes without a price tag and cherish it as a holy text.” What does “Dharma on No Dollars a Day” look like for you? 

Reflect on the Four Noble Truths of Buddha and the fact that no dollars need be spent to understand them or to take them to heart.
— Walker Douglas