Kwan Yin Goddess of Compassion

Here is something I wrote for the “blessing of the hands” event that is held each year at the University of Utah Hospital. Traditions from all over the valley come together to give spiritual support for all of the hospital caretakers, from janitorial staff, to surgeons. The blessing of the hands is returning after a…

In Praise of Failure

Dharma Talk – Christopher Kakuyo Leibow For today’s dharma talk, I want to start with a personal story. Let me paint you a picture. I’m about 43. I am sitting on the floor in a small room in a stranger’s house with my back against a wall. It’s late. I am watching reruns of Perry…

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….