Kalapana

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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 …

Life Happens

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“Although I say the nembutsu, I rarely experience joyful happiness nor do I have the desire to immediately go to the Pure Land. What should be done about this? I asked. Then he responded, “I Shinran have been having the same question also, and now you, Yu-ien, have the same thought.” “When I carefully consider the matter, my birth in …