Open Buddha

Open Source Buddhism, Technology, and Geekery
Bay Area, California

Thesis Work Begins

The new term for school has started. This is the term in which I am to write the bulk of my Master’s thesis. Given that I still don’t know who two of the three members of my thesis committee are, we may be off to a slow start. In the meantime, I’ve picked up my texts again (after a nice break for the last two months) and am working through material.

I don’t expect that the thesis will be terribly difficult to write though it won’t be easy either. It is simply a lot of text and I needed to construct the outline I created last term in order to be able to tackle it. In a lot of ways, I’m looking forward to being done with it far more than I am the act of creating it. I’m as educated now as I will be when I am done so, in a sense, this is paperwork to validate my degree. That said, I will have a text when I am finished and I can quit thinking about Western Esotericism for while when it is done.

I have other Buddhist materials that I need to cover for my personal work and development, as well as working on my skills at Python and other geek related areas. Getting the MA finished after two years of work will clear my plate a bit.