Tag Archives: Shohaku Okamura

From Rommegrott, Lutefisk, Lefse Recipes to Ryōkan the Hermit = Mind Traveling

I found this recipe in one of the church cookbooks that I collected long ago and far away. As a laugh, I sent this to my friend Alan, who has some Norwegian ancestry and called me to rave about how his mother made Rommergrott and how they loved it.
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Bodhisattva Cricket Chirping — The Dōgen Institute Reblog – Dogen’s Poem

Naturalis [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Dogen’s Chinese Poem (9) 「同(山居)」 Mountain Dwelling (7) Grasshopper thinking and insect chirping; how earnest. Soft breeze and hazy moon are both calm. Clouds envelop pines and cedars round the old hall by the … Continue reading

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Things Are Changing – About Transformation – The Koi Pond

“Once Chuang Chou dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn’t know he was Chuang Chou. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable … Continue reading

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Refrigerator died = Food went bad – Paradigm Shift

Speaking of refrigeration, where would we be without it? Last week Thursday I discovered that the ailing refrigerator died unceremoniously. Clueless? Well, it was a slow slide into not working anymore. When I opened the door there was a faint … Continue reading

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