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Where did I come from? What makes me, me? Why am I here? What happens to me after I die? I’ve spent most of my life not so much avoiding those questions, but denying that they exist. As a Christian it was pretty simple really: do good things and go to heaven or do bad [...]

Greg’s memorial in San Jose at the SGI community center went well. Everyone there testified to what seem to me to be a commonality: Greg was a man of the community. There were several communities that showed up; family, friends, co-workers, Buddhists, drum corps, and martial artists. The place was packed. Everyone who spoke did [...]

HOURGLASS NEBULA I wrote: “In the Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhist terms it states: “In the “Life Span” chapter, Shakyamuni revealed his attainment of Buddhahood numberless major world system dust particle kalpas in the past. No matter how far in the past, however, it occurred at a fixed point in time and therefore is not [...]