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In loving memory – Thích Nhất Hạnh

January 23, 2022
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I really really can’t thank TNH enough for all he has given through his life, to all sentient beings. As the smallest gesture, if it weren’t for some preoccupation with Buddhahood, I wouldn’t be practicing my “right livelihood” through a business with a Zen name that followed countless breaths in Zen sitting and countless footsteps retraced through beginningless time.

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Ribbon Cutting

March 4, 2021
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At its base, Shoji Arts is about health. Health for the whole body, mind and spirit. Health for ourselves and health for our communities.

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Faith

October 8, 2020
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According to the teachings of the Buddha, at least in the Mahayana movement, form is emptiness and emptiness is form. Empty, in the sense of being filled with the non-existing of a permanent, independent, inherently existing, unchanging entity or identity. The same is true for sensations, thoughts, impulses and consciousness. Walking around Ithaca yesterday, I…

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