Physical Space in a Virtual World

My Taylor GS-Mini. Last January (2021), it dawned on me that I haven't practiced a sophisticated physical skill for a long time. I exercise a lot, but I mean something beyond "exercise for the sake of exercise" physical activities over the past couple of decades; walking/hiking, lifting weights, hitting the heavy bag. Something where I … Continue reading Physical Space in a Virtual World

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

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

No Bodhi Knows the Trouble We’ve Seen …

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! And It’s The Lunar Bodhi Season Eve

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

Buddharupa for the Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet

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

Mrs. Hanamoku’s New Buddharupa of the Eternal Fishnu

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

Oh, That Was You!?

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!?