Reflections on mental health

I’m not going to rehash the ongoing conversation online about Aaron Alexis who, early this week, killed twelve people before being killed himself by a Washington, D.C., police officer. It’s pretty clear by now that he had been interested in Buddhist for a while, but whether or not that’s relevant to why he did what …

What is Shin Buddhist practice?

The heart of Shin Buddhist practice is, I believe, to live your life. To live your life mindfully, purposefully, and with compassion, to recognize that each and every person is embraced by the wisdom and the compassion of the Buddha, and, as such, you should treat them accordingly. This is no easy task. Nagarjuna famously …

Autumn leaves

Give us your best shot

Harry and I will be heading back into the recording studio soon (i.e., the kodo at the Jodo Shinshu Center) to record some new episodes to be released in December and January. We’ve got some ideas rolling around our heads for podcast topics, but we really want to know — what’s on your mind? Got …