Way of Oneness

Dharma Glimpse my Maurena Grossman While trying to decide what to talk about I revisited the book Bright Dawn: Discovering Your Everyday Spirituality by Rev. Koyo Kubose. At the end of the book there is a section on the author, which I had not read before. I learned that when Rev. Koyo Kubose, an American…

Attend to All and Each

Dharma Talk Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship I want to start our dharma talk with a poem I wrote, one that we recite each Sunday before we chant. Here is the poem,Come as you areIs the call of BuddhaJust as you are Namu Amida ButsuIs the invitation we give To ourselvesTo othersTo all living beingsTo the…

Big Sky Mind

A Dharma Talk by Christopher Kakuyo Sensei Ever since I was a small boy I have been in love the vast blue sky – some of my earliest memories are of the crazy summer blues of Colorado’s mountain skies and the bluest of blue in the fall as the aspens would turn gold – I…

Coming Home

  Dharma Talk by Christopher Kakuyo Leibow  For today’s dharma talk,  I want to talk about coming home to ourselves.  It is really about refuge, time travel and existential homelessness, and returning to our bodies in the here and now. One of the interesting things I find in sharing the Buddhahdharma is how many of…

Being Buddhist is Easy

Dharma Glimpse shared by Rachel Becker Growing up in western culture has its challenges. The religious side can be patriarchal and the rules can be heavy. The 10 commandments carry the “thou shall” and “thou shall not” messages. The dogma is dualistic. There is a god, he is a he, and what he says goes….

Thank you cruel adversity

Gretchen Seiyo Sensei This summer and fall I’ve encountered cruel adversity. Due to a severe arthritis flare I’ve been dealing with pain, physical therapy, fatigue and confronting the inescapable reality of aging.  We cannot help but encounter negatives in life; all those things we’d rather not experience. And even the most perfect life will ultimately end….

What are you carrying?

  For today’s dharma talk, I want to ask first a question, and then I want to share a story. Now I am going to ask you a question, and I want you to think about the question for a few moments and think about it – What are you still carrying? What are you…

Already Broken: Impermanence

I would like to start our dharma discussion today with a story told by Mark Epstein one of the first therapists to integrate psychotherapy and buddhism- about an interaction he had with his teacher Ajahn Chah some years ago. Someone was asking the master how can there be real happiness in a world that is…