Jushoku’s Meanderings – November 2021

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...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – October 2021

There is no entry this month done by Abbot Monshin Naamon.  Instead, you can read the entry by Koshin Bower for this month here

Koshin’s Meandering – October 2021

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...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – September 2021

September 2021 It must be September; the barn swallows have begun their migration to Central and South America, apple cider doughnuts, fresh juicy peaches and apples call to me from the local farm stand, the field corn is taller than the car when I drive on the road...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – August 2021

August 2021 The Provisional World Have you heard the phrase ‘Delta Whiplash’ yet? We are in the midst of a surge, and not just any surge, this is with a variant, Delta, that is more communicable, more deadly, and has more breakthrough cases, cases that affect...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – July 2021

July 2021 Note: This is a rewrite of an earlier essay. Within the Buddhist community there are those who contend that polishing oneself (purifying oneself of transgressions) to be free from obscurations is the superior way to improve society, one person, one spirit,...

Jushoku’s Meanderings – June 2021

Part One: Sometime in the mid 1990’s Dr. Victor Hori, a professor (now retired) at McGill University and a Zen Buddhist priest, paid a visit to Karuna Tendai Dharma Center (now Tendai Buddhist Institute). I was pleasantly surprised to meet him. He had heard about our...