Tsuru’s Gratitude – The Crane’s Gratitude

The Crane's Gratitude - Tsuru’s gratitude A Japanese Classic Tale Once upon a time, an old and poor woodcutter finds a small and fragile crane caught in a trap. It was winter, and feeling sorry for the p...

Justice Served

Traditional Tales - Justice Served “I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.” ~ Albert Camus quotes According to an old legend from the middle Ages, there once lived a very just an...

Traditional Tales – The Wings of Humans

Traditional Tales – The Wings of Humans “We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” ~Luciano De Crescenzo Tradition says that one day a powerful archangel...

The Art of Being Centered

Traditional Tales: The Art of Being Centered “If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, which would be giving as the angels give.” ~Georg...

The Hidden Meaning of Fairy Tales

This article is restricted to Members of the University. The Symbolism of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs “If you ask a butterfly exactly how it happened that he turned from an ugly, old caterpillar into on...

Traditional Tales: The Garden of the Heart

 Traditional Tales: The Garden of the Heart Walking within the garden of his heart, the pupil suddenly came upon the Master, and was glad, for he had but just finished a task in His service which he hastened...

Traditional Tales: The Search for Peace

Traditional Tales: The Search for Peace Once upon a time there was a King who offered a prize to the artist who was able to capture in a painting the concept of Profound Peace. Many artists presented their ...

Zen Tales – A Master in Prison

A Zen master had been put into jail several times. Now, it is one thing to forgive a thief, it is one thing not to think that he is bad, it is another thing to go to jail oneself. And not once, many times – for...
Kuan Yin

The Legend of Kuan Yin

Many stories and myths have been passed down through time about this compassionate Bodhisattva. In Japan, this celestial being is known as Kannon, in China her name is Kuan Yin, or Guanyin, and has the status o...

The Legend of the Serpent and the Firefly

The Legend of the Serpent and the Firefly Once upon a time there was a serpent that was persecuting a firefly. The poor firefly fled from the ferocious predator, using all the energy created by fear to speed h...