BLOG 1-21-2023 HAPPY NEW YEAR

“Calvin: I wonder why people are never content with what they have? Hobbes: Are you kidding? Your fingernails are a joke, you’ve got no fangs, you can’t see at night, your pink hides are ridiculous, your reflexes are nil, and you don’t even have tails! Of course people aren’t content! Calvin: Forget I said anythingContinue reading “BLOG 1-21-2023 HAPPY NEW YEAR”

being-attachment

Yesterday, Zenho shared a profound teaching, informed by a powerful realization on attachment. Following is Zenho’s writing: ATTACHMENT As some of you are aware, we (issan and Zenho) have been playing with changing The Four Boddhisattva Vows: “Sentient beings are numberless…” The one that we have ;had great difficulty with is the second vow. ItContinue reading “being-attachment”

Tokudo Reflections

Photo by David D’Agostino Happy New Year dear friends! Continuing our blog this week with reflections of our sangha members whom are engaged in exploring the journey of Tokudo. Today we are presenting the photographs of David D’Agostino and the written reflections of Kurt Jokai Wulfekuhler. Here are David’s photos: David is having an openingContinue reading “Tokudo Reflections”

BLOG 12-11-2022

Dear friends, Tokudo (Jap., ‘attainment of going beyond’). The ceremony in Zen Buddhism through which a layperson is initiated into Buddhism, or a monk is ordained. (From the Oxford Concise Encyclopedia of World Religions). I am not sure about the translation offered above, as there is no attainment here. And really, every moment, for every being, is going beyondContinue reading “BLOG 12-11-2022”

BLOG 12-11-22

Dear friends, Tokudo (Jap., ‘attainment of going beyond’). The ceremony in Zen Buddhism through which a layperson is initiated into Buddhism, or a monk is ordained. (From the Oxford Concise Encyclopedia of World Religions). I am not sure about the translation offered above, as there is no attainment here. And really, every moment, for every being, is going beyondContinue reading “BLOG 12-11-22”