Nakai featured in Tricycle

Reverend Patti Nakai of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago is featured in this month's Tricycle magazine. Nakai is a third-generation Japanese-American. Her mother was Baptist, her father Buddhist, but she attended a Presbyterian church as a child. Her journey back to Buddhism is chronicled here. For of interest to Canadians and anyone else who may be there, Nakai will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 World Women's Conference in Calgary, Alberta.


Nakai is interviewed by one of the editors, Emma Varvaloucas. The article is titled "Get Real". Here's her response to the question:

One of your favorite quotes is “Rather than answer your questions, the Buddha questions your answers.” How does that come into play in Buddhist practice?

People come to Buddhism looking for answers, but Buddhism is not about giving you some easy formula. It’s all about you needing to question yourself. When you think you’ve got it, that’s when you especially need to question it—and if you don’t question it right away, you’ll run into situations that will make you question it, if you’re fortunate. Life is always throwing monkey wrenches into the machinery of your calculating mind.


READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW AT TRICYCLE...
READ REV. NAKAI'S BLOG "TASTE OF CHICAGO" HERE...