Jushoku’s Meanderings – February 2022

We will start this Jushoku’s Meanderings with a remembrance of Thích Nhất Hạnh, who died on January 22nd. He was a Vietnamese monk, prolific author, poet, translator and influential contributor to Buddhism outside Asia. He said of his own imminent death, “I am a...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – January 2022

End of Year Thoughts – Tora Doshi – Year of the Tiger – is upon us. In short, the tiger represents energy, strength, protection, altruism, leadership, purposefulness, respect, revolutionary ideas, but also vulnerability, sensitivity, selfishness,...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – December 2021

The Background: Over the last 20+ months Tendai Buddhist Institute has adapted to the pandemic identified as COVID-19. Never in the history of human infectious disease has a virus been studied more intensely within such a short period of time. The mobilization was a...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – November 2021

Each day we are all confronted by choices about which we must make decisions. The choices may be about practical matters, or they may be ethical, moral, even existential. We like to think that the decisions we make are rational. More often than not our decisions are...

Koshin’s Meandering – October 2021

Koshin’s Meandering With the equinox just past, the onset of October brings chilly winds and the change in leaves around the Northeast. The feeling of fall is definitely setting in. The shift echoes the recent changes in my own life. A lot has changed....