Category Archives: Buddhism

Letting go

It has been a difficult year. It began hopefully enough, with Eid seemingly on her way to recovery after major surgery less than a month earlier. The fact that she had been released from the  hospital on our tenth anniversary … Continue reading

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Phanat landscapes

Since Eid’s funeral at the end of April, I have returned to her hometown twice. The first time was in late July (I left on the 21st, my birthday) and the second was for a week in late October. The … Continue reading

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Another Year Older, and Deeper in Doubt

Another new year has arrived, and I’m wondering if this will be the one that finally sees this blog get off the ground. It’s been sitting in the shed for a long time, waiting for the right moment to take … Continue reading

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Beauty and compassion

Flowers for the temple, and leftover rice for the temple dogs.

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The Jatakas Reborn

(This is a review I wrote of a three-volume set of Jataka Tales published by my friends Ken and Visakha Kawasaki.) The growing popularity of Buddhism in the West has made the life story of the founder of this great … Continue reading

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