Walking to school.

This is an odd time to be thinking about the Paramita songs because I’m currently taking part in the 8 precepts which inhibits listening to music, but I suddenly remembered I don’t have the songs anymore and wanted them 😛 About a year ago, I lived a five minute drive …

Wholesome Goodness

I lent a listening ear and time to a friend who is terminally ill. Through the months,we share knowledge on holistic cures for terminal illnesses and found time to practice what we knew. My friend found solace in confiding his inner thoughts with me, a total stranger when we first …

To ease the pain

I am looking for something, anything, to help my cousin’s husband, who is suffering from brain cancer at a young age of 40. He is now blind and partially paralysed on his right side of face and left side of body. He has trouble speaking and chewing and getting around. …

Valentine’s Day Kindness

I was sick on Valentine’s day (had been sick for almost three weeks) and had an appointment to be seen at Kaiser’s urgent care department. The receptionist in urgent care was quite busy with many people coming in with various complaints. She was very pleasant and helpful. I saw the …

Transporting Sunshine

I have been called on a few times to take some elders to the Buddhist temple, Gold Sage Monastery in San Jose. The elders that I transport are the most appreciative people in the world. They say “Thank you” and “Amitabha” many times when they are getting into the car, …

Washing a Neighbor’s Car Windows in Winter

It is just barely above freezing, but my car’s windows are very dirty, covered with salty splash from the roads up here in Worcester County, Massachusetts. It’s 10pm, and I’m out washing my windows of my car with vinegar and water and newspaper… so that I can see out and …

Turtle Mountain

Sitting in the car for 16 hours you don’t know what to expect when you reach a stop. Your body is exhausted, but you want to run laps everywhere and anywhere. This is how I felt when I went on an Oregon retreat to Buddha Root Farm. It had to …

words to live by

I did not write this but this is words i live by Bodhisattva vow As I Develop The Awakening Minde I Praise The buddha as They shine. I bow Befor you as i travel My path To Join Your Ranks I Make My full time Task For the Sake Of …

Translation

Maybe it is not priceless, but anyway. I started translating some DRBA-material from English into Dutch. This way I am getting to learn very kind and wise people. Also I’m learning a lot both on the topics I’m translating and on the translation work itself. I hope one day the …

we do not have to suffer alone

i have a sick friend who has been battling disease across the country and is very isolated with little support and ability to reach out at present. i have been having phone days w/ her quite often as a form of therapy and support, as i have battled the life …