Author Profile: Ed Sherman

Q. Why did you decide to write this book? A. I live in a vibrant, eclectic college town (Ashland, OR) of 20,000 people. About 3,000 Buddhists live there, as well as a large population of New Agers (a majority of the town). I started studying the Dhammapada (proverbs of Buddha) and was immediately struck by [...]

Guest Blog: How Knowledgeable are You about Buddhism?

How Knowledgeable are You about Buddhism? By: Ed Sherman Below is a little true/false quiz to help you assess how knowledgeable you are about Buddhism. Mark each statement as true or false. True/False Quiz The Dalai Lama publicly encourages Westerners to convert to Buddhism. There are no serious precautions one should take before practicing Buddhist [...]

Guest Blog: Was Buddha Influenced by Solomon?

Was Buddha Influenced by Solomon? By: Ed Sherman Buddhism is an Eastern religion that resonates with many Westerners. Why is that? Is it possible that it came about as a blending of an Eastern and a Western religion (i.e., Jainism, a protest movement against Hinduism, and Judaism? There is much to suggest this. Most of [...]

Guest Blog- Buddhism & Christianity: Thought Provoking Analogies

Buddhism & Christianity: Thought Provoking Analogies By: Ed Sherman Christian apologist C. S. Lewis[1] once observed that the spiritual life of a Christian is like the opportunities and risks available to an egg.  If an egg never advances beyond just being an egg, it will rot and decay.  It is designed to hatch, become a [...]