1. Find an uninterrupted period of time, whether five minutes or an hour. 2. Find a quiet place that you can hopefully establish as your sacred space for regular practice. 3. Sit down on a cushion or your bed. It helps to have a cushion or pillow below your buttocks. Sit with your legs crossed. Read More..
1. We get to choose that which shapes us. Words shape us. Words originate from thoughts. Thoughts matter – a Buddhist belief. Buddhists hardly use the word awesome. Buddhists hardly use the word awesome to describe life. It is awesome that I am using the word here now and using… Read More..
Race relations, immigration, Ground Zero and many other issues are sparking debates across a wide spectrum of politicos and religious. What does an apolitical Buddhist nun wish to offer? I used to have strong opinions about various issues related to what I perceive to be discrimination and injustice. Why? I… Read More..
A pointed finger or stutters sometimes replaces my name. Why? English speakers have trouble pronouncing it, and which part? Is it just Guo? Is it pronounced Go, Gwo? Cheen – is it Chin or like Cheetos with an “n”? And with or without the Reverend as a title? Or is… Read More..
If only I were slimmer. . .If only I had the money to . . .If only so-and-so were my partner . . .If only these people knew who I will be someday . . .If only I were born into a different family . . . We fantasize about… Read More..