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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