Zen Guide to New Year: Plan Your Goal in January

This January, we took a page from Japan and the Buddhist Zen philosophy as we start the New Year and plan to reach our goals. Our plan began in Honolulu, Hawaii with a Daruma doll. We went to Shirokiya to watch bakers from Japan make Usaguya dorayaki, small pancake-like cakes filled with sweet red bean […]

Year of the Tiger Celebrating Lunar New Year in Hawaii

Happy Lunar New Year, Year of the Tiger. We are celebrating with a quiet day in Chicago. Here is a photo of a lucky tiger, a gift from Hawaiian friend Ji Sun Chang on our last trip to Honolulu, Hawaii. Valentine and lunar new year on the same day. A double treat.