Jushoku’s Meanderings – 1-1-21 – Jan 2021

Do you know anyone who does not feel that 2020 was the worst year in our lifetime? Do you know anyone who is not looking forward to 2021 with hope and longing for a return to normal? My guess is that your answer is NO. As I started writing this essay, I was thinking...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – 12-1-20 – Dec 2020

The last month of 2020 caps a disjointed period that began last March. We were simultaneously subjected to a once in a century pandemic resulting in death, disabilities and torn hearts – economic upheaval for the average person that will be takes years for...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – 11-1-20 – Nov 2020

Shumon, Kairen and I spent an hour and a half on the morning of October 24th standing in line and voting at the Columbia County Board of Elections early voting site in Hudson, New York. Standing in line, forfeiting our time (a small sacrifice to be sure), seemed...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – 10-1-20 – Oct 2020

As the header of this Shingi states – we are now in the ‘neo-normal’ phase under the corona pandemic. New York State was the epicenter of the COVID 19 pandemic in the States for several months early on. We suspended all our in person gatherings at...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – 9-1-20 – Sept 2020

An Afternoon Musing In the last 25 years about six to eight Barn swallows usually appeared around the temple compound in May and several dozen departed in mid-August. This year they appeared when expect, but only three or four showed up. It is now August 30th. Around...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – 8-1-20 – Aug 2020

Adapted from an August Dharma Talk We may all feel as though we have been taxed beyond our ability to cope. The Covid 19 pandemic, economic crisis, racial inequality, those who are supposed to protect society have been seen in video taking the lives of those who are...