Preparations Are Underway

I am still working towards a tentative departure of June 2010 for my upcoming move to China.  I have a lot of things that need to be done prior to June so that I can leave without having to worry about things back home while I am away.  I need to secure some travel insurance,… Continue reading.

My New Book

I have spent the last few months working on a book about my first trip to China in 2008.  I put together a selection of pictures along with my journals, which are featured on this site, into a hard bound coffee table book.  The process was long but rewarding.  I was able to relive my… Continue reading.

In Pursuit of Kung Fu Destiny

Those that know me will find it no great surprise that I have found my passion in the study of Kung Fu.  To that end I am always studying and researching to further my understanding of kung fu, in particular the unique style of kung fu that is the family of Song Shan Shaolin Temple martial arts.  Along with kung fu there is the study of Chan, or… Continue reading.

Buddhist Meditation Retreat

This past weekend I went to a Buddhist meditation retreat conducted by the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom in Chicago, IL.  The retreat lasted from 7pm on Friday the 13th until Saturday the 14th at 12pm and covered the basics of Zen meditation as taught by the Korean Zen tradition. The Buddhist Society for Compassionate… Continue reading.

An Experiment in Non-Attachment

The other day I was driving to work contemplating various aspects of Buddhism when I devised a small experiment for myself.  The night before as I drifted off to sleep I was listening to the rain. My mind was trying to decide if it was good or bad that it was raining when I sleepily… Continue reading.