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!?

Obon at the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple

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