The plan was to simply put a fresh coat of white paint on the wall to clean up the graffiti… then we found out that there was still paint lying around from the original artwork. As a result we decided to flow and bring the pattern back to life… :). What started as a simple…

I am excited, humbled, and honored to share that my school and I are lending our full support to Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo and Sakyadhita Hawaii in the development of the La`i Community Peace Center. The purpose of this project is to create a community resource center offering education and training in peace and non-violence….

Every February Shingon Shu Hawaii holds its Hoshi Matsuri service to bestow blessings for the rest of the year. “Hoshi” means star and “matsuri” means festival. The service includes the transformation of sacred items (i.e. altars/butsudan, altar pieces, prayer items, statues, charms/omamori, etc) by placing them in a sacred fire. Most of the items are…

Today, thanks to my wonderful friend Joannie, I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting Dr. Sen Genshitsu, a 15th generation master from the Urasenke tradition of tea at his talk at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. ‘Urasenke’ means the back house of the Sen family/school and has roots from Sen no Rikyu…

This video is raw, unedited, and unrehearsed. It is a result of a random collaboration between 3 avid martial artists who are passionate about what they do  – Rannoch Donald, founder of 100 Rep Challenge and Movement Mavericks; Andrew Usher, Visual Effects Artist and Head Coach at Savate Scotland; and myself. Rannoch plays random track…

On April 5th, 2015 the Shingon Shu Hawaii Temple celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Saito Goma service (fire purification) performed by monks from Kyoto, Japan. This monumental event gave me the opportunity to reflect on my experiences with the temple over the years. The one thing that immediately jumps at me is how long…

Patience, timing, and precision… these are the characteristics of a snake that are the keys to a prosperous year.   This is a challenge for my Chinese zodiac animal… the tiger. Snakes and tigers possess the same traits but are polar opposites in their embodiment.  Snakes can chill outside a mouse hole for days before striking……

My friend and student Ray Silos brought his giant ring (aka a cyr wheel) to my Bagua class one day to share how he applies his (Bagua) training to his profession as a circus performer.  I gotta say that the video really does NOT do his craft justice… What an experience when seen live!  Wow!……

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