Lang Lang at Lyric Opera

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Tonight my daughter and I went to see Lang Lang at Lyric Opera.
As I sat there listening to him play I found myself meditating. Not realizing what had happened I just went with it. What better place? Here I was in a peaceful and loving environment (my daughters presence) AND I was enveloped by the sound of the piano in a room with hundreds of others all of whom were listening to the same thing.

It was similar to experiences I have had during other group meditations except instead of chanting or silence there was this gifted pianist guiding the meditation.

As the time passed I found myself riding the music, flowing with it and being part of it. It was quite a wonderful experience and I am happy to share it with my dear readers. Good night and may you be happy and content.

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Welcome. I am happy that our paths have crossed. Here you will find various poems, articles and photography. I hope that you enjoy them and visit often. I am currently working on writing “A Haiku A Day” so that I can, perhaps, have enough good ones for publication. If you are wondering what a “Fierce Buddhist” the following declaration should clarify. The “Fierce” in FierceBuddhist I define as “an obligation to do what I can to benefit all sentient beings, not just those close to me or those I agree with. If I see something or someone that is hurting others I must step forward and do what I can to assist them.” In the Army and in the dojo I learned how to defend myself, family and country but that does not mean I endorse the use of force. Two nonviolent examples of Fierce Buddhists that come to mind are Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama. While I do not claim be even close to them I can strive and so can you. Furthermore, my Buddhist name, given to me by Sensei Kubose, is Seiyo. His interpretation of my communication and interaction with him led him to this name. He told me Seiyo means “Fierce Sun.” The sun shines on everyone without prejudices without giving preferential treatment to anyone. This is tough to live up to, as you can imagine, but it sure sets the tone for my life. In Buddhism this is called a Fierce Bodhisattva. I am only on the path to Enlightenment and can only say to be a Fierce Buddhist.

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