Jan Wizinowich

  • Much light, howling trade winds, making temperatures drop as low as they get here in Hawaii. My cat condescended to sleep with me, which is a real temperature indicator. Bring it on Amida!!

  • The trades are here bringing misty, blowy rain and best of all huge arching rainbows, reminding us of the beauty and light that is always there, waiting to be discovered and seen. Namo Amida Bu

  • Jan Wizinowich posted an update 1 month ago

    Itʻs Tuesday morning, so as usual Iʻve missed the Monday morning window out here in the middle of the Pacific. Weʻre just starting to feel the crispness of seasonal change, here itʻs Makahiki, harvest and a time to honor Lono, the god of agriculture and many other things. The huge garden I have been blessed with is producing banana, papaya and…[Read more]

  • Aloha e Andrew;

    I love your thinking here. I can really connect with the poem / song as in Hawai’i we are connected closely to all of nature as we humans are of the land. To me the amazing mystery of the natural world that is our origin is Amida. Mahalo again for allowing me to sing with you. It was a highlight of my trip. Namo Amida Bu, Jan

  • So beautiful Andrew. The garden is always there for us. What’s happening for me are thoughts of connection. When I returned last week, I was assigned a story about Kalani Souza, whose message is all about making connections for resilience and I thought this is perfect because my whole trip this summer has been about connections. Connecting to the…[Read more]

  • Made it to Berkeley and am tucked away in a little cottage in a Berkeley garden. Andrew, just wanted to thank you again for the lovely choral singing experience. Kaspa-seeing the photo makes me sorry I didn’t attempt the weekend. Beautiful! Fireworks (4th of July); dryness and brush fires. As our insulation erodes so equanimity. Such is life. Namo Amida Bu

  • I agree that we are all doing the best we can in different ways and I guess for me, awareness is a good place to start.

  • Growth. Garden has had wonderful Kona rains and is bursting. My brain has many invitations to write and so is bursting as well. Looking forward to seeing you in June. Namo Amida Bu

  • Inspiring. Did you do a temple journey on your trip? I’d love to hear more about it. Maybe when I come in June. Namo Amida Bu, Jan

  • Mahalo nui for the inspirational letter and for sharing more of you story. We are so blessed to have a sangha that is a heart in the storms of this world. Namo Amida Bu, Jan

  • Thank you so much for this reflection. I’ve been pondering love as I witness my son moving into manhood and feeling change happen in my own life.

  • I’m always behind on the other side of the planet. Yesterday was a holiday in celebration of King Kamehameha, the Hawaiian superman that united the islands. Parades, lei draping, dance, music. Eo Kamehameha!!

    Filming church on the deck at Kahua Ranch, where I’ve been working on a video of a reunion of the families that worked and lived on the…[Read more]

  • I received the love and attention of my husband as I prepared for two choral performances.

    We (the chorus) received great enthusiastic responses from the audience.

    I received a wonderful dinner at the beach with a gorgeous sunset.

  • Jan Wizinowich posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    Music, chanting, calling out is transformative. It’s just plain magic.

  • Aloha Kakou. I have been singing in a community chorus and am feeling the joy of raising a song in harmony. Performance this weekend. Yikes!

  • How wonderful. The music. The joy.

  • Aloha All;
    Here in Hawaii, although we cherish the light, our prayers are always for rain a blessing that feeds us. Beautiful Sunday morning with my yoga meditation sangha. Teachers just returned from a temple pilgrimage in India.

    Wishing all the light and rains of joyous loving kindness. Namo Amida Bu

  • Jan Wizinowich posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

    Mahalo Satya. The stretching part is actually good, even though it’s uncomfortable. I planted crowns so the beautiful little spears are already showing themselves. Such amazing plants! So grateful for the practice that keeps me from spinning out of orbit. And so grateful for the Virtual Temple. What a great idea. Namo Amida Bu

    • Yes, that stretching produces all kinds of good new muscle!! I’m so pleased you’re finding some refuge here – we’re hoping that spirit will continue to grow as time goes on, exemplifying one of the things we do well in Amida Shu! NAB x

  • I am having an anxious time. Concerns about submitted articles that stretched me out of a comfort zone and feeling misperceived and judged, but also returning to practice, a dawning golden light. I now finally have an asparagus bed or box I should say and the chickens are laying again. Much to be grateful for. Namo Amida Bu, Jan

    • Sorry to hear about the stretching – ouch! Hope the aspatahus comes up – I’ve had a terrible run with asparagus!

      • Mahalo Satya. The stretching part is actually good, even though it’s uncomfortable. I planted crowns so the beautiful little spears are already showing themselves. Such amazing plants! So grateful for the practice that keeps me from spinning out of orbit. And so grateful for the Virtual Temple. What a great idea. Namo Amida Bu

        • Yes, that stretching produces all kinds of good new muscle!! I’m so pleased you’re finding some refuge here – we’re hoping that spirit will continue to grow as time goes on, exemplifying one of the things we do well in Amida Shu! NAB x

  • We had Sangha last night and Michelle’s twin girls, 4 or 5 years old attended bringing light, rainbows, love and laughter to us. They love Sangha and sat attentively through the entire service. Ananda gave us all a valentine in the form of the Loving Kindness Contemplation, which is now residing on the kitchen table. Just as so much of the…[Read more]

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