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January 8, 2018

Jean and I thoroughly enjoyed the New Year’s Eve celebration.  I was touched by the reflective sharings and how each sharing was listened to and valued. Perhaps the Japanese phrase, “Kototama no sakiwau kuni” best summarizes my reflection for the event. Where the words...

January 4, 2018

May the new year unfolding have you achieve your deepest aspirations that reflect your innermost potential as a person;

May it be the time to bring into the open the special gifts you bring into the world;

And may it be filled with enlightening experiences of compassion,...

April 9, 2017

It was a magnificent evening when seventeen of us gathered at the oceanfront home of the Maryknoll Sisters in Lanikai. Photos can be viewed in the slide show. We laughed as we greeted one another,  soaked in the renewing energies from the Pacific Ocean, feasted on a su...

April 8, 2017

Next to a dog, books are humankind’s “best friend”.  They comfort, inspire and transform us. They provide accessible, inexpensive and ever-present companionship.  And, when needed, they also help us sleep. 

Books indeed are vital to our well-being in body, min...

January 23, 2017

I will try to be grateful for this moment, aspiring to see the world as-it-is, not as-I-want-it-to-be, so that I may alleviate suffering for all beings.

I will try to be wise so that I can see both sides of conflict wth clarity, and not insist that I alone am right.

I wi...

January 2, 2017

Let me begin with a joke told to me by another clergy that I think you’ll like. It goes like this:  A pastor had car trouble and parked his car at a local bar. The next day the church busy body began spreading rumors that “our pastor was out all last night…at the local...

January 1, 2017

Twenty nine stalwart souls gathered in my condo on new year's eve to turn the page to a new chapter in their luminous lives.

We shared the struggles and sorrows, along with the breakthroughs and triumphs, that befell us during the year coming to a close, and our aspirat...

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