temple diaries

by 伊凌 yi ling

Reeling with questions and from the surprisingly serene visit. Was so tense washing dishes when I first saw them. Left with Audrey’s questions and stories: How to deal with a sense of home? Considering immigrant stress. Apologies. Lesbianism in temple that Ma was at in New Mexico.

Maybe in this way, I will keep my promises to my mother to be a good sister, my father to be a good citizen, my grandmother to be a good woman—tuan yuan…

Dharma talk chewing on: First you must know suffering before you can arouse compassion and wisdom…