Last night I went to meditation with a dear friend who is interested in deepening his meditation practise and in exploring Buddhism. I had to wait for Thang outside St. Andrew's, and I couldn't help but reflect on how such a beautiful building could be devoted to such an ugly spiritual vision. In most big cities the Anglican Cathedral represents a reasonably broad and inclusive vision of Anglicanism. Indeed, in places like Grace Cathedral they embody the very spirit of spiritual progressivism. But in Sydney the Anglican church is ruled by closed-mined religious bigots, and the glorious St. Andrew's Cathedral that dominates central Sydney is a bastion of the lowest and most simple-minded variety of evangelicalism. What a waste.