Good and Bad, Right and Wrong

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Lately I have been thinking that I should be talking more about what right and wrong is within the context of Buddhism. Most of the time, many people will look for specifics of what is right, what is wrong, what is good, and what is bad. I have especially been motivated to do so with the recent events in Charlottesville, …

Kalapana at the Golden State Theatre – October 6

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THE MONTEREY PENINSULA BUDDHIST TEMPLE IS PROUD TO PRESENT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE MONTEREY PENINSULA THE HIT BAND KALAPANA OCTOBER 6, 2017 7:00 PM GOLDEN STATE THEATER KALAPANA emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, producing a steady stream of hits. Their 1975 debut album was hailed as one …

Namoamidubs

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Namoamidubs. No, that is not a misspelling of Namoamidabutsu. It is my crude attempt at being clever. Namoami”DUBS”. It is a clumsy attempt to congratulate the Golden State Warriors on winning the National Basketball Association championship. However, there is point to congratulating the Warriors on their win. Soon after the win I was listening to the local radio station in …

Fatherhood

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Happy Father’s day everyone. I hope this day is a true celebration of your fatherhood. I also hope that as you celebrate your fatherhood, you will remember that to be a good father you have had to have good children, good partners and good friends. One cannot be a good father without a supporting cast. To truly celebrate father’s day, …

Tariki 他力 (Other Power)

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There are times more often than I care to admit that I sit at my computer and try to think of something to write for my temple article.  When this occurs I rely on others for inspiration.  I read the writings of Shinran, I read the stories of the Buddha and I read the articles of the many different temple …