An honorable life

On Thursday we paid final respects to Auntie Aki at the Venice Buddhist Church.

I can’t say that I’m a church-going man at all, but the young sensei‘s sermon was one of the best I’ve ever heard, if not the best.

The sermon was scholarly in its Buddhist teachings — yet compassionate, and very personal as sensei weaved into his sermon several stories that brought to life Auntie Aki’s friendliness, kindness, determination and positive outlook, in good times and bad.

I found it very moving, and a very good lesson on living an honorable life.

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