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My wife and I have been exploring Korean Food for a few years now, and one thing that I’ve noticed is that there is a wide variety of tea in Korea that is regularly consumed. Many of these teas are … Continue reading
This is an interesting Buddhist sutra from the Pali Canon, named the Akkosa Sutta (SN 7.2). In this sutra, a local priest (a brahman) gets really angry at the Buddha and starts yelling and insulting him. The Buddha’s reply is … Continue reading
Every year, my wife and I go to the Tulip Festival at Mount Vernon, WA, which is a famous festival near Seattle. This year was the first for Little Guy. We always visit Tulip Town farm when we go. The … Continue reading
Something fun for Sunday, my daughter made this with Legos: She said it was a 避難場所 or hinanbasho which means a refugee-center.1 She said all the trees were falling down, so they had to stay in there to be safe. … Continue reading
Hello, Since today is the Buddha’s Birthday in the solar-calendar (April 8th), I wanted to post this. It’s a really long post, but I hope people find it useful. In the past, I’ve read a certain Buddhist book by Venerable … Continue reading
Recently I was reading about the disappearance of a well-known computer programmer named Mark Pilgrim, who authored a lot of books, and then dropped off the Internet in 2011. Mark was alive and well, but he removed all his accounts, … Continue reading
Hello, It’s been a long, long time since I did a Buddhism video for YouTube, but here’s a video on Zen: I made this about a month ago, but I was so busy, I had no time to edit and … Continue reading
After my experiences with Rinzai (臨済) Zen in Arizona and later in Seattle, I became curious about the history of Rinzai in Japan, but I was surprised to find that information is limited. Most Rinzai historical information in English focuses … Continue reading
Anicca vata sankhara Upada vaya dhammino Upakituva nirujihanti Tesang vupasamo sukho All conditioned things are impermanent Their nature is to arise and pass away. To live in harmony with this truth Brings the highest happiness. – Theravada Buddhist funeral chant … Continue reading