Conversations: Tibetan Lamas Visit

Anne Dickerson Lind, mother of freshman Oskar, introduced Lama Thogmed and Lama Lhundrop of the oldest Tibetan lineage tradition, the Buddhist tradition called “Nyingma,” which means “ancient.” She explained that they would be reciting in Tibetan the Guru Rinpoche blessing, also called “Padmasambhava,” which means “lotus born.” As Tim Johnson put it, our visitors were …

Reflections: Ayluonne on Hawaii’s Lantern Floating

The Shinnyo-en Foundation selected and sponsored nine teens from interfaith organizations, Ayluonne among them, to participate in a program revolving around the Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony. This reflection was first published in Shinnyo-en USA’s monthly publication, “The Nirvana.”   I have not lost a loved one. Yet, as I stood upon Ala Moana beach, peering …