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
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
Last night (May 28, 2020), just beginning to bloom. First Magic Plant bloom of 2020 - May 29, 2020. Last year I explained how Magic Plant got its name.
Your Antibodhi reminding you of your Zen training. I made this special Memorial Day Bodhi cookie to look at as we begin our way out of lockdown. It's the Covid-19 antibodhi that will cure by reminding you of your real strength as you get back out there. Unless the reopening of Idaho changes within the … Continue reading No Bodhi Knows the Trouble We’ve Seen …
Merry Christmas, Everyone!! Below are the Bodhi/Christmas cookies of 2019. Enso Below is a close-up of the dorje cookie. The gap in the enso usually means something along the lines of "not-yet-perfect", that the journey still goes on. From a little different perspective, it reminds me of the constant change in the World. Specifically, the … Continue reading Merry Christmas! And It’s The Lunar Bodhi Season Eve
For my recent birthday, Mrs. Hanamoku bought me a session with the same glass artist, Zion Warne, she worked with for The Eternal Fishnu's Buddharupa about a month ago. I settled on using the session to craft a Buddharupa for the Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet. Since it's a first-timer's session, the easiest thing is … Continue reading Buddharupa for the Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet
It's just about three weeks until December 8, Bodhi Day! However, it's only a couple of weeks until December 1st when Bodhi Season begins. Fortunately, at least for those in the U.S., Thanksgiving is just a couple of days before, so we can get the feasting out of our systems for the eight days of … Continue reading Mrs. Hanamoku’s New Buddharupa of the Eternal Fishnu
Many of us in the Pacific Northwest are familiar with the term "apex predator" from the relatively recent re-introduction of wolves into our forests. Apex predators are relatively small in number in comparison to the population of its prey, but its presence or lack of presence results in a disproportionate effect on the environment. That is, … Continue reading Oh, That Was You!?
I always thought that the majestic silverswords endemic to Haleakala were related to yuccas or some sort of agave. The photo below is a blooming silversword I took on a trip to Maui back on 2003. Doesn't it look like a yucca or agave? Especially with that towering stalk of flowers reminiscent of "century plants". … Continue reading Survival of the Versatile
Mrs. Hanamoku and I attended the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple's Obon Celebration for 2019 yesterday afternoon. It's one of the highlights of the year for us because we can eat a wonderful bento - as good was what we're used having grown up in Hawaii. OK, OK ... I confess. I had two of these in … Continue reading Obon at the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple