Category Archives: Hongaku

On Counterfeit Buddha Quotes

For the past 3 weeks the Hongaku Jōdo Sangha in Chicago has been going over the “Short Medicine Sadhana” with a fine toothcomb — not literally, of course. An in depth study of any of the writings or practices making … Continue reading

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Afterthoughts: Karma

Fourteen days ago I suffered a “massive heart attack”, whatever that might really mean. This was a cause to consider the often-mysterious workings of karma. During the past year I had been forced for many reasons to consider my karma … Continue reading

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What Is Mindfulness?

What is mindfulness and what does it mean to you? Mindfulness is a shift in the way we pay attention. During that subtle shift our entire world can transform from the inside out. When it comes to mindfulness there is … Continue reading

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