Hi everybody,
It’s nice to be blogging again. I was as shocked and saddened as anyone else about the closing of BuddhaJones. I especially missed the blogs of my fellow bloggers there – so I am immensely grateful to Rev. Greg for setting up fraughtwithperil.com.
I have been superbusy lately, so not much to say now. I have been revising my translation of the Shishin Gohonz Sho (Four Stages of Faith and Five Stages of Practice) for the University of Hawaii, revising the Additional Discourses of Sot’aesan for the Won Buddhists, brushing up on my classical Chinese so I can get to work on translating the Diamond Sutra and then the Secrets of Cultivating the Mind by Chinul (also for the Won Buddhists), and then Yumi and I are translating and revising gosho study guides (for the Nichiren Shu), and I am preparing to do a wedding in New York in about two weeks, then I am probably going to Japan in May of an international ministers meeting, and I still have to get ready for a 4 day retreat I am going to run in Denmark in August. Plus my regular job and family, and temple services, and discussion groups and meditation meetings all need time and attention. So I feel kind of frantic. Time to chant more Odaimoku!
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo,
Ryuei