Ryokan Poem

By Ryokan College on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 in Hot Topics, Ryokan Poem. No Comments

The plants and flowers I raise about my hut I now surrender To the will of the wind. The flower invites the butterfly with no-mind;                                  The butterfly visits the flower with no-mind. The flower opens, the butterfly comes;  I don’t know others, Others don’t know me. By not-knowing we follow nature’s course.

Ryokan Poem

By Ryokan College on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 in Hot Topics, Ryokan Poem. No Comments

Good friends and excellent teachers- Stick close to them! Wealth and power are fleeting dreams But wise words perfume the world for ages.      

Ryokan’s Vision

By Ryokan College on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 in Hot Topics, Ryokan Poem. No Comments

Ryokan College was named after the Japanese Zen Buddhist Monk Ryokan (1758-1831).  Although the college does not infuse religious beliefs into the curriculum, we also feel it is important to embrace the significant relationship between the college and this historically relevant person. The hermit-monk Ryokan was born in 1758 in the remote and snowy province of Echigo, […]

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