Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Interconnectedness of All Life

indra's net, interconnectedness, interdependence of life, buddhism

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything in the universe. – John Muir, “My First Summer in the Sierra,” 1911. The last walk I took with Savannah was along the Bay Trails off San Antonio Road in Mountain View, California. I stopped to read one of the […]

Create Hope

equality, happiness, buddhism, respect, women's happiness

Addressing young people, SGI President Ikeda affirms that when confronted by cruel reality, if we cannot feel hope, it is time to create some. We can do this by digging deeper within, searching for even a small glimmer of light, for the possibility of a way to begin to break through the impasse before us.  – […]

What Does This All Mean?

nichiren daishonin's buddhism, determination

I attended a brief Q&A with our new SGI General Director last Friday, and I gave him a copy of my memoir to take back with him to Los Angeles. I told him my determination is to share my experience (based on my memoir) with SGI President Ikeda at the Hall of the Great Vow […]