Following in the digital footsteps of Rev. Bryan Siebuhr ("Recovering Buddhist Priest"), late of the Midwest Buddhist Temple, I'm trying my hand at a blog. (see NOTE below )
Today the Buddhist Temple of Chicago celebrated its 67th anniversary. We want to cheer for our diversity, but in the head minister's greetings, I find we still use the "clubby" language of the Japanese American community - talking about the "Issei" and "Nisei" etc. I have to keep catching myself when I use these terms and translate them - Issei= the generation of Japanese who immigrated to America; Nisei=the children of the Issei, born on American soil.
NOTE - For those of you looking for Rev. Siebuhr's blog, he recently started it up again at:
Rev. Siebuhr hasn't updated the above blog since 2013. For his current whereabouts, see