Hello readers and happy Hanamatsuri to those who celebrate the birthday of the Buddha, Shakyamuni (a.k.a. Siddhartha Gautama). This past week has been crazy, mainly because we have a new addition to the family: Her name is Cherry, and she is a 12-week old pug/beagle mix that we adopted. She was abandoned by her originalContinue reading “Hamamatsuri 2023: Of Puppies and Parental Stress”
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Buddhism and the Parable of the Two Rivers
Since this week is the Japanese-Buddhist holiday of Ohigan (lit. “other shore” お彼岸), I wanted to share a famous parable in the “Pure Land” Buddhist tradition, written by a 7th century Chinese monk named Shan-dao (善導 613-681). This is usually called the Parable of the Two Rivers and the White Path. You can find translationsContinue reading “Buddhism and the Parable of the Two Rivers”
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