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Tiananmen Square – When the Chinese government murdered its own

Tiananmen Square will always recall when the Chinese government murdered its own people, en masse. On June 3-4, 1989, the Chinese army turned its guns on its own people, who were peaceful demonstrators in Tiananmen Square. Such atrocities are not limited to China. Look no...

A visit with Jun Yasuda, my friend and peace mentor

Copyright  Jon Katz. In January 1991, I had a fateful meeting with Jun Yasuda that would help me reach quantum leaps towards more peace, optimism, t’ai chi, engaged living, non-attachment/non-duality, ho’oponopono, abundance, tailoring an immensely fulfilling personal and professional path, and self-actualization. I am not at...

My Grandmother Passes

Ever since launching my website in 1999 and then my blog in 2006, I have made my life more transparent than ever, usually in various Sunday postings.   Last Thursday and Friday I went to the gathering and funeral for my grandmother Esther Zimmer. Her obituary is...

Essence of Jun Yasuda

Jun Yasuda. Last week, I posted on my family’s visit to my teacher and friend Jun Yasuda’s peace pagoda and temple, east of the Hudson River. Subsequently, I found the following five-part video series from the pagoda’s fourteenth anniversary celebration, which event I unfortunately missed....