Mahayana Practices for Healing, Reconciliation and Peace: Perfect Peace Makes Practice

  • Rev. Ronald Kobata Buddhist Church of San Francisco


It is indeed an honor and aa privilege to share some perspectives on the theme: “Liberation from Relational Suffering between Persons.” I would like to begin by offering an adaptation of a popular verse composed by Reverend Ernest and Dorothy Hunt for Buddhist youth in Hawaii about eight decades ago. The original title is “The Golden Chain of Love.” It has gone through a number of revisions since it first appeared in an English service book titled Vade Mecum (in Latin, service manual) published by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. I have titled my version “The Golden Puzzle of Love and Life”

Liberation from Relational Suffering