A Buddhist’s Response to Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Emotional involvement a necessary first step to finding solutions to climate change

Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change is profound and inspiring to people of all faiths, and while I deeply respect his well informed and comprehensive vision and his inclusion of those who think and believe outside of the Catholic tradition, he nonetheless speaks as a Catholic.  I’d like to present brief thoughts on the importanceContinue reading “A Buddhist’s Response to Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Emotional involvement a necessary first step to finding solutions to climate change”

A Dharma Doorway

Dharma gates are boundless, I vow to enter them. Children have been by far my best teachers.  Jesus said that if we can learn to have the mind of a child, then we will enter the kingdom of heaven.  The child’s mind is open, receptive, and sincerely curious about life.  When sitting zazen, Dai-En Roshi wouldContinue reading “A Dharma Doorway”