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Old pot, beautiful mind

This old pot, reflecting the beautiful nasturtiums that are springing up all over my garden, made me think that even when our minds are empty and trimmed with cobwebs, we can still reflect the beauty of the world around us, … Continue reading

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A Poignant and Beautiful Tribute

When Heyward’s mother passed away recently, he wrote a very poignant tribute in response to messages of condolence that he had received from his friends. With Heyward’s permission, I would like to share this message with you because I think … Continue reading

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108 Blessings

New Year’s Eve in Japan is not an occasion for partying (that happens with gusto during the cherry blossom season!) but instead is a time for reflection upon the passing year and for honouring the arrival of the coming new … Continue reading

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The C word

No, not that one! I’m talking about “Cancer” (complete with the requisite capital letter to give it the gravity it deserves!) I remember reading a bumper sticker once that said “Cancer is a word, not a sentence” but when that … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Zen blog

In 2009, I started a blog especially about shojin-ryori – Japanese Buddhist vegetarian cuisine – called Kitchen Sink Zen. But the gmail account associated with that blog got hijacked not long after I had started and I didn’t know what … Continue reading

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