How Buddhist Communities Can Help Their Aging Members
Introduction By Lewis Richmond
Nowadays one can’t help noticing the sea of gray hairs at dharma programs and centers. The baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, and who often began practicing the dharma then, are growing old—not that they readily acknowledge it. Meditators long accustomed to sitting cross-legged are now sitting in chairs; youthful dreams of enlightenment have been supplanted by more immediate concerns about health, loss of vitality, finances, and adult children in crisis.