Hello there Fellow Pilgrim
I am just an everyday housewife, and I also happen to be a Buddhist priest ordained in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition of Japan, where I lived for about twelve years.
Whilst there are many great teachers at well-established Buddhist centres around the world offering great wisdom to their students, I feel that there is much to be learned in the simple tasks and observations of everyday life. The teachings that I have received from ordinary and extraordinary people I’ve met in the course of my travels – whether in Japan or just up the street – have helped me greatly in my life’s journey. And I also learn daily lessons from the sun and stars, the earth and plants, my pets and the animal visitors to my garden. The deepest truths lie in the taste of a cup of tea or the way the light touches the dewey grass.
In this blog I want to share with you the insights passed on to me from these everyday “teachers” in the hope that they might also inspire you. This blog is a chat with you, whilst sharing a cup of tea here in my little rustic temple Wabi’an. Please feel free to leave a message and let’s continue the conversation. To read more about my work as a Buddhist priest at Wabi’an Buddhist hermitage, please visit my website: www.catekodojuno.com.