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Conversations with a Sage

The Encounter   |   Audrey Lin  |   June 5, 2011, 9:41 pm

In reading essays on Master Hua’s life, I came across this quote: “The Master was always open, direct, and totally honest with everyone in every situation. He treated everyone equally, from the President of the United States to little children.” It makes me reflect: Am I honest? Do I say what I mean? Well, I [...]

A Story of Wordless Sutras

The Monastery  |  The Scene   |   James Roberts  |   April 26, 2011, 6:25 pm

About thirty students from Humboldt State University came to visit the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas last weekend, to participate in the monastic lifestyle as an educational experience. I was asked to guide the group around campus, and I also sat in on the Q&A sessions that the Ciity held for them, so I had [...]