The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Tonight, look for Arcturus, a brilliant Pumpkin hued star, on the western horizon, rising in the same spot as the Summer Sun, reminding us that Summer is behind us now, and this star is a pale ghost of Summer's warmth.

The Big Dipper's handle points directly to Arcturus.

Last night's Segaki ceremony was shared beneath a big open sky, with the quarter moon glowing brightly.
Snow from the Nor'easter the day before crunched underfoot, and the lively, small fire to which we fed our prayers for reconciliation did little to warm us.
As the evening progressed and the moon set, it got bigger and hazier on the horizon, a knowing smile on the Buddha's face!

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