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Walking Shikoku's 88 Temples

I’m doing a 40+ days of walking to visit Shikoku’s 88 Buddhist Temples. Since I’m usually camping out or staying at free open ‘henro huts’, I have brief access to internet & power to share the amazing natural landscapes, ancient temples, kind strangers, gorgeous buildings, yummy food, and local quirks I’ve encountered so far. 24 more words


Just being neighborly.

I’m starting with scripture this morning.

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

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Morning Thought With Pastor Tim

Non Acquisition

‘Non Acquisition’

Only when doing things with non-acquisition can we correspond with liberation. With greed and attachment, the

more we do, the more we are tied up and the less likely we are to achieve liberation.

Namaste with Love




Smoking Monk

Sitting in the shade at a makeshift restaurant on the grounds of Angkor Wat sipping on a chilled bottle of water, I spied this monk walking the grounds and smoking a cigarette. 24 more words


Southeast Asia 2015 - Luang Prabang

For most of the month of May, we were hopping through Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, and Taiwan. Since I was born in Vietnam and husband in France, we alternate our vacations between Europe and Asia. 213 more words


Compassion and Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

I had the deep honor and privilege to attend a talk given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Southern Methodist University today. B. has seen the Dalai Lama at least twice before — one time at an event held at a high school gym, back in mid-1990s when the Dalai Lama wasn’t quite the global celebrity he has now become — but although I’ve been an ardent admirer and Buddhist-in-training for years, I’d never had the opportunity to be in his presence. 440 more words

Frugal Living

The DL

July 1

Today, I heard His Holiness, the Dalai Lama speak at a nearby university.

This was my third time to see him in person. The first time, in 1997, was with an audience of dozens of people. 37 more words