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