September 18, 2017

When no person is valued over another: jealousy and envy are scarce

When objects are not sought and cherished, theft is hard to find

Not flaunting the rare and luscious, craving subsides

And this is how a wise leader governs

Not having the people value positions, pomp, and...

September 7, 2017

Rudolf Steiner wrote, "Only a person who has passed through the gate of humility can ascend to the heights of spirit." I read this earlier and contemplated the recent completion of the shishi odoshi gate. This got me thinking about other gates in my life. I constructed...

September 6, 2017

When we say something is beautiful 

Then there must be ugliness

When we say this is goodness

Then we have created evil

But the real world does not distinguish

There is no city nor countryside, only terrain

There is no fortune and misfortune, only events occuring

There is no t...

August 29, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Dojo's shishi odoshi is finally finished. 

August 28, 2017

The Tao that can be amassed is not the enduring Tao

The name that can be named is not the enduring name

Though it has no name, from it comes heaven and earth

Though it has no name, from it comes all that exists

To live without motive is to experience the world

To live with...

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