When I was a kid, you used to be able to buy little charms of a heart broken in two. The idea was that you’d keep half and whoever your girlfriend was that week would keep the other half. They still sell those, right? It’s been a while since I’ve been to one of those mall-stores where you can get your ears pierced and buy a lot of crappy sterling silver jewelry and hair scrunchies.
In honor of the Simpsons Movie which comes out this Friday, I give you this:
[this is part three of a three-part series. read part one and part two.] Here’s the story of Shinran in a nut shell. Back in 12th century Japan, he was a low-ranking monk in the highly bureaucratic Tendai monastery on Mt. Hiei which was pretty beholden to the aristocratic class of the time. He did […]
[this is part two of a three-part series. read part one.] In the fall of 1998, I started looking for graduate schools. I had gotten a degree in Philosophy and Religion and was seriously working at a coffee shop. I knew I wanted to teach, I knew I wanted to teach Buddhist or […]
I may have gotten my first request for a blog post. Who am I to say no? (I feel so popular all of a sudden!) The question is what drew me to Jodo Shinshu instead of other, more visible and popular forms of Buddhism in America? Little did you know that’s actually a pretty long […]
I’m gettin’ around.
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Okay. I’ve got a few things to gripe about today and you’ll have to forgive me in advance if any of this seems thoroughly “un-Buddhist.” The why and hows of the following being, in point of fact, completely Buddhist will have be for some other rant. Here goes: Am I invisible? Did I forget to […]
Time is playing with me all sorts of funny. (You read that right. All sorts of funny.) I feel like the last few months have flown by, like I’ve not been able to keep up. It’s all going so fast. And then, this week, it feels like time. Is. Dragging. I can’t stand it. I have only one reasonable explanation for time’s sudden shift into neutral: the wedding is but a short sixteen days away. Since July 1st hit, the wedding has seemed nothing but Imminent (I’m getting married this month!) and I’m excited as hell. And when you’re waiting for something, and excited as hell, time stops.