2018

Time: March 3, 1:30-4:30

Location: Pure land of Iowa, Clive

2017

Time: Sunday, February 26, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Pure land of Iowa, Clive

2016

Time: Saturdays, May 21st-July 9th; 9-11am

223 South Walnut Avenue, Ames

Recent Writing

Auspicious Signs

Auspicious Signs Pay attention to your dreams, literally.  They might mean something important or be an auspicious sign.  Prior to the Buddha’s conception his mother

Harried By Rest

Sometimes I’m so busy that I feel guilty about taking rest or finding pleasure in quiet moments by myself.  以閑為楽 means, to find pleasure in leisure, or to find pleasure in a quiet place removed from the concerns of the world.  On the surface it seems obvious that we should find joy in leisure time, but I find the statement to be a personal challenge from the universe to wake up to the joys of life all around us, even when we are totally stressed out.

Wishing You a Long Life

Wishing You a Long Life Who doesn’t want to live a long life if they are healthy and happy?  If we live with confidence in

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