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May 2010 Contents

Compassion & the GoddessEnkyo Roshi on the Vimalakirti Sutra
How to Buy a PeonyNeil Soten Theise's Shuso talk
On Being ShusoThoughts of shuso past
Shuso OdesPoems from Shuso Hossen
Precepts Are BoundlessStudy workshop inspires personal precepts
WhenPoems by Filip Marinovich
Oasis of PeaceElena Yuuka TaJo on Neve Shalom
Dream CloudsInterview with Taiwanese teacher Meng Yun
Musho's TeahouseBuddha Vacuuming

In February and March of 2010, Sensei Shinryu Thomson led a special three-part  workshop on the Bodhisattva Precepts. In his teaching, Shinryu Sensei stressed that the precepts are not a set of abstract rules but are actually a way to see into our everyday lives in very real terms.

Accordingly, on the final night of the workshop, Sensei asked the participants to take five minutes to compose a personal precept that spoke to the immediate concerns of their lives and practice. After hearing the new precepts read aloud, the group wanted to share these insights with the Sangha.

Maple

We present them here, as collected by our archivist David Rinsho Solomon, in the order received:

Wisdom House

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