Posted in Buddhist Culture, Conflicts in Buddhist Life

Health and progressing in Aging

I’m pretty sure nobody filled us on the facts of aging.  For women (lucky US!) we have to deal with menopause issues.  Like how we have problems losing weight because of menopause.  And how about when your recovering from serious injuries?  It’s harder, and yes an opportunity for weight to be added on.

However, I am optimistic and I believe that I can lose this stubborn weight in spite of my injuries!

I’m presently redesigning my nutrition and diet to avoid too much carbs, however, I’m really having problems being able to have enough proteins that would be fresh, yogurts and the like. I can’t afford it.

I am relying on dried beans, rice, and whatever veggies and fruit that are thrown away by the grocery store.  It’s not often I get to have fresh and I treasure it!

I’m considering going out for alms rounds, something this town has never seen.  I need to have fresh fruit and veggies and yes … some tofu!


I am a Bhikshuni ordained in Mahayana Chinese Buddhist tradition. I'm currently translating Vinaya sutras from the Chinese Mahayana Tripitaka.