Tuesday, February 22, 2011

From stressed-out cop to Buddhist teacher

From stressed-out cop to Buddhist teacher
Cheri Maples became a Buddhist dharma teacher in 2008.

Susan Hauser (Oprah.com; CNN Belief Blog)
When a former police captain stumbled on spirituality, she discovered a different way to serve and protect. For Cheri Maples, enlightenment began in a chiropractor's office. It was 1991, and the Madison, Wisconsin, policewoman needed treatment for a back injury - she'd been hoisting a stolen moped out of a car trunk; in the waiting room, Maples flipped through a copy of Being Peace by the Buddhist monk and [peace] activist Thich Nhat Hanh. More>>

Meanwhile, other police relish the stress...
Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello in Madison, Wisconsin on 2/21/11

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