My name is Shi Kongmu (釋空目), or Venerable Kongmu, a Buddhist monk currently living with Dharma Drum Mountain in Taipei, Taiwan. My home temple is in Missouri in the U.S., the Mid-America Buddhist Association; and I lived for six years at Shasta Abbey in California as a Soto Zen monk with the religious name Rev. Sheridan before moving to MABA in late 2010.
I have moved to Taiwan in late May 2011 for a period of Chinese language study and a deeper study of the Dharma. I plan on being here for a couple of years before heading back to the States. Though, it is, as always, a one-day-at-a-time affair.
This blog is an attempt to keep those who have asked up-to-date on some experiences, sights, thoughts, etc., from Taiwan. These posts are not all that regular these days, so if you would like to be notified, you can subscribe to this blog and you’ll get an email with something new shows up.
This is my first time in Asia, so this blog is a helpful way for me to reflect upon things. I hope you may enjoy some of what is here. Please feel free to comment with anything that comes to mind, and also feel free to contact me as well via the link on the side of the home page.
I hope this finds you well.