San Francisco Bay Area




I keep wondering when this is going to end. I still can’t figure out why the person (people) stalking me has not been arrested. I would think that by now, there would be some way of figuring this out. After all, this man (Sam?) has been stalking, harassing and threatening me for the past thirteen…
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indra's net, interconnectedness, interdependence of life, buddhism

The Interconnectedness of All Life

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

Create Hope

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.  –…
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nichiren daishonin's buddhism, determination

What Does This All Mean?

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…
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knowledge, wisdom, buddhism, nichiren daishonin's buddhism, spirituality

The Difference Between Knowledge & Wisdom

I believe one of the major problems our society has in the 21st Century is the confusion of knowledge and wisdom. It seems our priority in the U.S. is the teaching or transfer of knowledge. This is how both our public and private educational institutions are designed. Teachers impart knowledge to students, but pupils do not…
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