August 2019 Sermon

August 4, 2019 Sermon I read a NY Times article titled “Dying Gasp of One Local Newspaper” when I cameback from Sodorin on August the 1st, where we are not allowed to have access to anyoutside news. On May 7, 2019, a 121-year old local newspaper of a small Minnesota...

July 2019 Sermon

July 7, 2019 SermonThese days, when I fly to Tokyo, I try to fly into Haneda. It is much closer to where Ineed to go. Still, jetlag keeps me up at night, and I naturally end up watching television attwo and three in the morning. This time, I felt lucky to have caught...

March 31st 2019 Sermon

Mar. 31, 2019 SermonThe Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting (often referred to as the Parklandshootings) occurred on Feb. 14, 2018. More than a year has passed, but the hurt of thepremeditated murder of seventeen students and faculty is not going away....

Apr. 28, 2019 Sermon

Apr. 28, 2019 Sermon On Easter Sunday last week, Apr. 21, 2019, at least 258 people were killed and 500 people injured in a series of coordinated suicide bombings in Sri Lanka. I have been to one of our sanghas in Sri Lanka, and have had the opportunity to become very...
June 9, 2019 Sermon

June 9, 2019 Sermon

June 9, 2019 Sermon We’re in graduation season, aren’t we? Graduations are pretty important. I read an interesting article where a Pasadena, Texas mother, Marcy Flores, recently ordered a cake from Walmart for their daughter’s graduation party. The problem began in...