What comes to your mind when you think of Buddhism? Bald guys meditating in faraway temples deep in the mountains? Good! That's an image commonly sold in the west. In this series of articles, I'm taking a closer look at the other side - the more grounded one. The practical one. You know, it's not that big of a deal to follow Buddhist guidelines while living in a serene place, isolated from the society (i.e. "everyday problems") and surrounded by people who are bent on doing the same. The true challenge is to work on your mind the Buddhist way in the midst of everyday life (Mahjong games) while dealing with not-so-compassionate and wise people on daily basis (at the tables).