Jushoku’s Meanderings – 6-8-20 – June 2020

Let me begin this edition with a wonderful announcement. We will start meeting in-person, in the temple hondo, on June, 10, 2020. The discussion will begin at 6:00 PM in the Hondo, the kuri does not have sufficient space for social distancing, followed by the...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – 6-1-20 – June 2020

Jushoku's Meanderings A recent Wednesday evening virtual gathering was devoted to people sharing their experience during the isolation because of the shutdown. Specifically, I wanted to hear how people are experiencing the separation, then also a sense of gratitude...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – 5-27-20 – May 2020

A recent article by the conservative political journalist Andrew Sullivan, writing in New York magazine, succinctly states what I've been thinking for some time: "Tribalism is now not just one force in American politics, it's the overwhelming one, and tribalism abhors...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – 5-20-20 – May 2020

Each morning Shumon, Kairen and I do the daily service in the sanctuary. Kairen is temple assistant, so I sit on a chair to the right of the altar so that Kairen can practice the service as leader. Shumon is assistant. When we don't have a temple assistant Shumon and...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – 5-9-20 – May 2020

There are so many thoughts rambling through my mind. Consider how the COVID-19 pandemic has been compared to a war. How people of color, the poor and the elderly are disproportionately dying from the corona virus. The economic devastation occurring as a result of the...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – 5-1-20 – May 2020

In the last Jushoku’s Journal I wrote about how things may be different as we resume a ‘new abnormal’. There are a number of interesting articles that I can cite that discusses such things as paying closer attention to the environment, changes to colleges and universities, and the airline industry. There is no doubt that there will be some major changes, and many of us conceived that we have an opportunity to ‘reboot’ many social, political, economic. environmental institutions and perspectives.

Jushoku’s Journal – 4-24-20 – April 2020

Being isolated has one advantage. That is, we have an increased opportunity for introspection, reflection, practices, and meditation. This may not seem as obvious if there are several people in isolation together. Additionally, now is the time we might best make use of such activities. A problem can be that in isolation our perspective on time changes and we tend to plan to do our practice later and then . . .