FAQ

What’s With the Name?

The title of the blog is based on a quote by “Q”, a character from Star Trek: The Next Generation.  It is from the final episode here:

For me it kind of epitomizes certain Buddhist truths that I hold dear.

Why is the URL “Klingon Buddhist”?

Something I just kind of made up on the fly.  It gave me a chuckle. 🙂

Didn’t You Have Another Blog Before This?

I’ve had a few blogs over the years.  Sooner or later, they come and go.  As the blog title says, all good things must come to an end.

What Kind of Buddhism Do You Follow?

I’ve mostly explored Japanese Buddhism over the years, owing to my wife, and other influences. However, at this time I am not really committed to anything.  That doesn’t stop me from exploring the various sects of Japanese Buddhism, and strains of thought within in it. I also like exploring mainland Asian Buddhism too (China, Korea and Vietnam), but there are fewer resources available.

Further, I’ve left Jodo Shinshu and have no interest in pursuing it further. Any related posts here are historical only. This older post expands further my theological concerns with the “exclusive nembutsu” approach to Buddhism.

Dedication

This blog and its Buddhist resources is dedicated to the memory of Venerable Yin-Shun, whose book inspired me to explore all facets of Buddhism as a scholar and as a student.

Venerable Yin-Shun
( c ) Venerable Yin-shun, 1998. English translation, Wing H. Yeung, 1998. Photo reprinted from The Way to Buddhahood: Instructions from a Modern Chinese Master with permission from Wisdom Publications. http://www.wisdompubs.org.