Where is God? CBC
CBC Radio and CBCNews.ca
are exploring the question "Where is God today?"
Commentators, religious thinkers and ordinary
Canadians give their thoughts. Among the particpants
is our own Sensei Ulrich. He was interviewed about
how he came to become a Jodo Shinshu Minister and was
featured in a photo slideshow.
LISTEN TO THE CBC REPORT...
WATCH THE SLIDESHOW (Sensei Ulrich
is the fourth person presented)...
Also in the series is
Bonnie Tittaferrante from Thunder Bay. Bonnie is
the Lay Leader of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhists of Thunder
. Here is part of the essay she wrote for
Following the Path in a Northern
Gold, red, mahogany and marble Buddhas from various
sects fill my home. But a single statue of my Buddha,
Amida, graces the home shrine (butsudan), his fit
physical features a mixture of many races. He stands
with one hand upward and one reaching down to me.
After chanting and readings of the Dharma
(Teachings), the welcoming smell of sandalwood
incense permeates my home, as it does Jodo Shinshu
temples and homes worldwide. Once a predominately
ethnic Japanese-based sect, Jodo Shinshu Buddhism
(also called Shin) is slowly growing among those of
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