Today is (Lunar) Bodhi Day – Collect the Dots then Connect the Dots

Today, January 20, 2021, is the Lunar Bodhi Day! Happy Bodhi Day! Here is a short Bodhi Day story for you to think about. A hill behind our apartment when we lived in the Phoenix area. A number of years ago, Mrs. Hanamoku and I lived in Phoenix for about a year. She found what … Continue reading Today is (Lunar) Bodhi Day – Collect the Dots then Connect the Dots

Kintsugi – 10 Days Until the Lunar Bodhi Day

This chunk of rhyolite cracked and patched with green jasper. How many would have picked up this chunk of rhyolite if not for that contrasting green band? Life cracks us in many ways, but when we heal, the scar leaves us more interesting than before. When we inconveniently discover a gap in our skillset, the … Continue reading Kintsugi – 10 Days Until the Lunar Bodhi Day

Raku Cookies – Merry Christmas 2020

The Buddha raku cookie for Christmas 2020, flanked by the Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet and The Eternal Fishnu. Buddha wanted a green/red Christmas theme, so he let out his breath until he turned green. Merry Christmas!! Here are this year's Christmas raku cookies!! Raku Christmas Cookies Raku Cookies are a tradition of the Order … Continue reading Raku Cookies – Merry Christmas 2020

Bodhi Day 2020 – Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Wai Wai

Mrs. Hanamoku's Bodhi Day 2020 rice pudding. Happy Bodhi Day 2020!!! Today is Tuesday, December 8, 2020. It's Bodhi Day! Did you make Mrs. Hanamoku's Bodhi Day rice pudding? This Bodhi Season is about the Heart Sutra - the Heart of Buddhism. It's the subject of all of the recent posts on this site from … Continue reading Bodhi Day 2020 – Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Wai Wai

Day 6 – Bodhi Season 2020 – Poincare Recurrence

This portrait of the Buddha self-organized from clay at the bottom of the Koolau Range. Can you see Buddha in this? The volcanoes, the magma, the feldspar crystals, the millions of years of weathering, the changing landscape. Will atoms arrange themselves exactly like this ever again? Bodhi Day 2020 is two days away on Tuesday, … Continue reading Day 6 – Bodhi Season 2020 – Poincare Recurrence

Day 4 – Bodhi Season 2020 – Buoyancy

The Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet says: "Be light of mind. Cut what you no longer need to believe and your mind will float." Bodhi Day 2020 is on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Today December 4, 2020, Day 4 of the Bodhi Season. One of the "Top Five" defining moments of my life happened 50 … Continue reading Day 4 – Bodhi Season 2020 – Buoyancy

Bodhi Season 2020 Begins – Imperfect Information

Most information is imperfect to some degree. This is a slide depicting the broadcast of events from various entities of an enterprise ecosystem. The main point is that the quality of all those events is questionable to some degree. It's important to note that this image is just a naively idealized estimate of the quality … Continue reading Bodhi Season 2020 Begins – Imperfect Information

Life Out of Complexity – Bodhi Day 2020

Cellular Automata at 538 iterations of 1500. This automata starts from almost pure randomness and evolves into a crystalline pattern based on a simple rule. The nature of the automata's rule clearly emerged. Embrace Change The core of Buddhism is to accept that change is relentlessly constant, therefore we will be free from suffering if … Continue reading Life Out of Complexity – Bodhi Day 2020

Resilience – Bodhi Day 2020

Life on Earth is the quintessence of resilience. Resilience If you're reading this here in November 2020, you're seeking the freedom from suffering that Siddhartha Gautama found on Bodhi Day about 2500 years ago. This Enlightenment isn't really that hard to find, especially around the Holiday Season we're just entering. Most have experienced this, at … Continue reading Resilience – Bodhi Day 2020