The Institute of Buddhist Studies provides graduate level education in the entirety of the Buddhist tradition with specialized instruction supporting Jodo Shinshu Buddhist ministry.
It is always exciting to see the photos that readers share with us. The image below and the sentiments that accompany it are particularly beautiful. Please feel welcome to send in your images of the Buddha and thoughts as well. They can be sent in GIF, JPG or PNG format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
They just might end up in the pages of Tricycle—with your permission, of course.
The title of the attached photo is "The Buddha teaches on impermanence." I owned this concrete Buddha for about 15 years. He's traveled with me from home to home always positioned outside my front door. When I come home with the issues of the day weighing on my mind he reminds me that I'm home and welcomes me home into the present moment. Now he reminds me of the impermanent nature of all we behold. - Paul M