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Would a temple wear a thong?

This was one of many questions posed by Sr. Anne Smollin CSJ that made the normally quiet, sacred space of the Mystical Rose Oratory ring out with waves of laughter. Sr. Anne is called the “Laughing Nun” for good reason.

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Zen: Buddhist B & B in Hakalau

No TV. Limited Wi-Fi. No cell phone coverage unless you walk down the road to find a hot spot. Silence from 6.30 p.m. to 6.30 a.m. No microwave. No shoes in the house: a sunny yellow and white relic of

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Posted in Big Island, Coqui Frogs, Environment, Hamakua, Hawaiian Values, I BLOG, Listening, Mochi-pounding, Seniors, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Maundy Thursday. Good Friday. Easter

We call these holy days by names now so familiar their meaning recedes. We troop to service on Maundy Thursday, knowing we will witness the reenactment of the washing of the feet of the apostles by Jesus at the Last

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