Always enjoyed his writings and commentaries. He was intelligent, thoughtful, provocative, irritating, abrasive, insightful. He was complicated and made me think, never knew what his opinion was going to be on the important matters in Tucson. Never met him but I swear in the last couple weeks I have suddenly wondered, "What happened to Jeff Smith?" Been meaning to do some research and find out, then I find he passed on. He had more effect on me than I even realized. May he be in peace. May he be in the best place that he would like. Cheers!
I thought the government was suppossed to work for the people.
Please hire me to proofread. Will work cheap, professional. I can't spell every word but I know when to look it up.
It is caffeine
As to the mention that "looks like the graphic is gone" by corvid, the graphic is on the home page of this site as of today. I too was bewildered by the title of the article as it was not discussed in any way in the story, "raises questions about cults and American Buddhism." Apparently the supposition is that Roach is a mainstream example of American Buddhism, which he clearly is not. From what the story says and what I have read elsewhere about Roach, he is the leader of a cult. To try to link cults with American Buddhism shows a lack of research about American Buddhism, which is actually just Buddhism under its two major branches, Theravada and Mahayana. There are also traditions within Mahayana especially such as Tibetan Buddhism.
Please research what Buddhism is about and the fact that a Buddhist monk cannot be married or have a "partner". Buddhism is a religion founded more than 2600 years ago by the Buddha. The image of the Buddha is sacred to Buddhists and the cover page is disrespectful showing the Buddha in the dirt, with dirt on his face, and words on his face. You misspelled Buddha and I ask you to apologize to Buddhists for this image and publish a retraction of your error saying that Roach and his followers are Buddhists. I am a Buddhist and Roach and his followers are calling themselves Buddhists but they are not. Roach created his own "religion". There is nothing is Buddhism about a 3 year, 3 day silent retreat either. From an American Buddhist in Tucson.
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