August 1, 2014

Essays by Fa Che

"Our deeds are our closest companions, the ground on which we stand.  Actions are our only true possessions." - Fa Che

Home is where one starts from

by Fa Che

Published Oct 20, 2010

Home is where one starts from

Home is where one starts from. -- T.S Elliot We all long to be home, to be safe and secure. Our lives however, feel anything but protected. We instead face the constant vulnerability of change and a sometimes quiet, but always persistent, thirst that is never quenched.... Read more

And Still the Buddha Smiles

by Fa Che Shakya

Published Nov 03, 2009

And Still the Buddha Smiles

THE FLOWER SERMON: Toward the end of his life, the Buddha took his disciples to a quiet pond for instruction. As they had done so many times before, the Buddha's followers sat in a small circle around him, and waited for the teaching. But this time the Buddha had no words. He... Read more

The Eye of Practice

by Fa Che, OHY

Published Nov 25, 2008

The Eye of Practice

Buddhism brings many of us to understand that individualism does not exist and is a delusion: that there is no birth, no death, no self, no "I" that exists as an independent reality. We come to recognize that all things are connected through interdependent co-arising. Why is it that we lose... Read more

The Pink Backpack

by Fa Che, OHY

Published Jul 08, 2008

The Pink Backpack

Sometimes a single unexpected event can change our lives forever. One such event happened to me over a decade ago … It was a normal, sunny day in Phoenix, Arizona. I was picking my daughter up from Kindergarten. My three-year-old son was holding my hand as we all walked back... Read more