Essays by Lao Hue Shakya
The Feminist and the Monk
Introduction Carol W. Gundersen has been a feminist since the early days of the modern women’s movement. She was a founding member of the… Read More »The Feminist and the Monk
ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR ZEN STUDENT
The basic elements of life are not unlike the basic elements of Zen practice. To become one with Zen is to uncover the fundamental truths… Read More »ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR ZEN STUDENT
The Will to Choose
Work! Your Hair is on Fire! Don’t say, “I DON’T HAVE TIME!” Those words do not encourage, they deflate and burden the mind. It is,… Read More »The Will to Choose
The Arthur Sermon
Escape from Hell We named him Arthur which is a name derived from the word bear. In Medieval Latin Arthurus/Arturus, usually said to be from… Read More »The Arthur Sermon
The Five Remembrances: Birth. Aging. Sickness. Death. Karma.
The body and mind are of the nature to grow old. The body and mind are of the nature to get sick. The body… Read More »The Five Remembrances: Birth. Aging. Sickness. Death. Karma.
Words for Dark Time
Words for Dark Time One of our dogs, as he grew older became afraid of lightning and thunder. Being in the living room with us… Read More »Words for Dark Time
Don’t Lose One Grain of Rice
Friendship, Sickness, Aging and Death
Friendship, Sickness, Aging and Death is common to us all. Especially during this worldwide pandemic. Venerable Lao Huo Shakya offers us a personal and traditional Buddhist response to those who lose a loved one. The tradition asks us to write a letter – one for each week of the period of grief. Venerable Lao Hue’s generosity is a boon to us all.
Om Om Om Peace, Peace, Peace