Dharma Messages

Once Grasped, One Is Never Abandoned

The Coast District Young Buddhist League Conference will be held this month. We will have the conference online this year due to the CoVid pandemic…. The theme of this year’s conference is, “You’ve Got A Friend in Me.”

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What is Stubborn Stone?

Click here for Japanese (日本語) “Hard is stone, soft is water. Water will wear away stone. If one has plumbed the mind, the Enlightenment of Bodhi is certain.” If Shinjin

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Heart Crying For Help

2020 was a very unique and challenging year.  We faced the unprecedented situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many challenging social issues, and the chaotic U.S. presidential election. I am not sure there has been anything in recent history that has upset our peaceful daily lives more than these terrible issues. 

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The Spirit of “No Side”

Last year, the Rugby World Cup was hosted by Japan and it was a great success.  Football is far more popular in the U.S., but rugby has one aspect superior to other team sports.  It is the spirit of “No Side.”

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Beyond Love and Hate

Click here for Japanese (日本語) In the middle of March, the U.S. government declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Because most states have issued a

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The Greatness of Women

Click here for Japanese (日本語) In a tradition of our Temple, March was Girl Scout Month when our Girl Scouts had the responsibility of chairing the Sunday service, serving the

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