by Rev. Ken Yamada
In these tough times, giving to others is more important than ever. Buddhism teaches “dana” or charity—helping others. Today, wearing a mask to prevent the Covid-19 virus from spreading may be considered “dana,” because we’re helping to protect others. Yet, people don’t wear masks, thinking first about themselves and personal freedom. Continue reading “Dana: Meaning of Giving”
Buddhists officially don’t celebrate Christmas, but many of them decorate trees that suspiciously look like the holiday tree. The running joke is that they’re really “Bodhi” trees. Continue reading “Up Next: Bodhi Day”
Next month, we observe Nirvana Day, the day the Buddha passed away. Continue reading “Up Next: Nirvana Day”
By Bishop Kenjun Kawawata
With Bodhi Day approaching on December 8, let’s ponder its meaning for us. Bodhi Day observes the day the Buddha became enlightened.
Continue reading “Reflecting on Bodhi Day”