Gwangbok– The Cat

People often ask me, “Why Gwangbok? Why not something less complicated and easier to pronounce?” Human kvetch or perhaps some sincere inquisitive minds lurking for an answer. I take a few breaths,  and with a slight grin on my face, I am ready for words to descend, “It’s a Korean name, adapted from a lesser-known…

The Spiritual Cat

When the spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation, the cat who lived in the monastery made such noise that it distracted them. So the teacher ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice. Years later, when the teacher died, the cat continued to be tied up during the meditation session. And…