Monthly Archives: September 2016

Mitra, Mithra, Maitreya, Mazda, …

  Good morning!   We have a clear cool atmosphere after the Sunday sesshin sittings and service and the fall equinox. We call the equinox higan (彼岸), yonder shore, meaning nirvana. Sesshin means embracing the mind (接心) and touching the … Continue reading

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New Zen Buddhism Wiki

Please visit the following site for a new systematic understanding of Zen Buddhism (New interpretation of Dependent Co-origination, nirvana, etc.):

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  Good morning!   We have a cool and clear Sunday, especially after sittings and service. We could see the renowned mid-fall full moon this morning, though we could not on the exact day due to clouds. We say Moon-face … Continue reading

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Making Death Desert into Life Land

  Good morning!   We have a cool and calm Sunday after sitting and service together, supporting each other for all. Late last night I forwarded a link to an NHK ETV Special, Not Weapons, but Water of Life: M.D. … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Day

Mindfulness Day Mini-Retreat with Guided Meditations Saturday, September 17, 2016, 1:00 – 4:30 pm at the Thai Buddhist Temple 890 Lindsey Lane, Florissant, MO 63031 Sponsored by the Buddhist Council of Greater St. Louis   Four Foundations of Mindfulness   … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift

  Good morning!   We have here a cool and clear world with fall weather. We now have a peaceful harmonious world, especially after sittings and service. In other parts of the world, however, extreme weather is taking place with … Continue reading

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Sesshin Stilling Suffering

  Good morning!   After a long spell of hot and dry weather we had a brief thunderstorm yesterday, giving life to all. Sesshin (摂・接心) means embracing and touching the heart, which gives life to all. We live the long … Continue reading

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