Kwan Yin’s Mudra: What Our Country Needs Now

Kwan Yin

    In our garden is a statue of Kwan Yin, the feminine Buddhist embodiment of compassion and love-kindness. Her hands form a mudra, a spiritually-symbolic gesture. It is this gesture that hints at how we can have an appropriate, sustained … Continue reading

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Where Truth and Love Meet

Listeners at Meiji Temple

“Speak the truth in love.” Ephesians 4:15 Twenty years ago I faced a decision: continue to lie about my sexual orientation or tell my parents the truth. I realized that I was closing my heart to them in order to … Continue reading

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Stop Trying So Hard

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A month ago my aquarium was teeming with longtime inhabitants swimming playfully in a vibrant aquatic community. My aquarium was wonderful. Why not make it even better by adding more multi-hued fish? Soon after adding new residents, guppy fry were born. Even greater … Continue reading

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