Gotama was the clan name of the Buddha. I am very inspired by his life and teachings.

Some say they are not religious, but they do believe in a higher power. I don’t hold beliefs in any higher power, but I am religious.

Some posts here refer to matters related to the mind, meditation or the Dhamma/Dharma and also observations about how it is practiced in America, but there are also posts on some other topics of interest – about our society, on race and other majoritarian tendencies in American Buddhism, on language and languages.