Thursday, April 28, 2011

Swan Coming from the West

Swan Flight 2 by grahambrown1965
This is a take-off on the title "How the Swans Came to the Lake," a 1981 book by Rick Fields detailing the history of the Dharma coming to America. In sync with the ancient Chinese notion that the Buddhadharma historically migrates from the west in an easterly direction, visualize the swan heading eastward, toward the clear morning light, coming from the lotus pond of the Dharma in the west, the north wing representing the all-accomplishing wisdom, the vajra karma, and the south wing representing the jewel-like wisdom, the myriad treasures of Buddhism.
Swan Flight 2, a photo by grahambrown1965 on Flickr.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Long absence from the blog, busy with other things.

KAYAKI-sensei will be giving his transmission of Ajikan meditation May 12-25 in Japan

We will be participating in Sacramento's Wesak event 29 May with about a dozen other groups from all Buddhist countries. Details can be seen on their website:

My own telling of the Buddha's enlightenment will be 10AM Sunday June 12 at the Maria-de-Guadalupe shrine in Calistoga. Call or email for details