No matter how much I would like to, I will not punch a Nazi

Though the title is trite, what I want to say is not. Since what happened this weekend in Charlottesville Virginia, I have been thinking of the young woman who was murdered standing up against hatred. Personally I think there should be more coverage of her. Do you know her name? What do you know aboutContinue reading “No matter how much I would like to, I will not punch a Nazi”

Boundless: October’s Newsletter.

Here is a link to our latest newsletter, poetry, photograph, practice and more. https://caleibow.atavist.com/boundless-oct-2016

IN SHIN ‘LISTENING IS BECOMING AWAKENED’ (TAITETSU UNNO)

‘Even Dewdrops Fall’ – An Interview with Taitetsu Unno’, in:Tricycle, Summer 1995 Tricycle: Can you talk a little bit about how you understand surrender in Buddhist practice? Taitetsu Unno: In the first place, surrender is a Western religious category. In Buddhism, surrender is at the core of giving up the ego-self; but we don’t useContinue reading “IN SHIN ‘LISTENING IS BECOMING AWAKENED’ (TAITETSU UNNO)”

Spiritual Community and Spiritual Ego

As a fellowship we share and focus on similar values and ideals that we see and feel as important, worth while.  We also look for commonalities within and without the group. We find strength and refuge in our common values and ideas.   At the same time in expressing and practicing these commonalities we also identifyContinue reading “Spiritual Community and Spiritual Ego”

Buddhism is a Religion by Dr. David Brazier

Here is a different take on Buddhism then the current “Mindfulness” Movement or “Scientific Buddhism” of late, which I have some affinity toward. At the same time I appreciate some of the points that Dr. Brazier makes. I think this shows the wide variety and richness of Buddhist experience and ideas. Buddhism is a ReligionContinue reading “Buddhism is a Religion by Dr. David Brazier”

The Color Gold

The Color Gold – excerpt for River of Fire River of Water by Taitetsu Unno Though Shin Buddhism improvised a radically new form of practice, its goal is one and the same with that of Mahayana  Buddhism The goal is to awaken to the true self as a manifestation  of dharma or “reality-as-is.” What this means may be   illustratedContinue reading “The Color Gold”

The Metta Karuna Prayer

Oneness of Life and Light, Entrusting in your Great Compassion, May you shed the foolishness in myself, Transforming me into a conduit of Love. May I be a medicine for the sick and weary, Nursing their afflictions until they are cured; May I become food and drink,During time of famine, May I protect the helplessContinue reading “The Metta Karuna Prayer”