Posts Tagged ‘Buddhism’

The Pilgrim Journey

BY GEORGE JISHO ROBERTSON

In 1973 I went looking for a Buddha to come to my, and even maybe our, rescue. I wanted to actually meet the guy, hear his voice…Of course, I didn’t find him. I found me looking for him.

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In a Rocket Made of Ice

    Order this book: (Japan) ¥2800(International) ¥3900 Shipping & handling included   Published December 2013, 356pp. Heian-kyo Media (KJ’s media service agency)   Payments are via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account PayPal still offers a credit card option (click thru!).       Sampler   A new book from Heian-kyo…

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Contested Terrain in Afghanistan

BY ISAAC S. BLACKSIN

The great wealth beneath Mes Aynak creates a conflict between two development projects, one economic and one cultural. Preserving and promoting Afghanistan’s cultural heritage must compete with extracting and exporting mineral resources…

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Matsuri, Gods and the Land

EVERETT BROWN INTERVIEWS TADAYOSHI HIMEDA

I first visited Shiromi in the late 60s and I was surprised by what I saw. Here was a community in this modern era still practicing a culture that deeply reflected the hunting customs of the Jomon era.

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The Epic of Tea

TEA
BY DANIEL R. KANE

“Why do you study Tea?” The usual answers perhaps are enough: “It is an aesthetic exercise; a Zen discipline; a unique means of social interaction.” Yet, I have wondered if there might be some other attraction to Tea; something not so apparent…

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Basho’s Ghost

BY SAM HAMILL

For Basho, the grass blowing in the breeze seems especially poignant, so much so that his eyes well into tears…

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Nature and Culture in Japan

VALUES
BY ALLAN G. GRAPARD

Japanese cultural tradition hides a vast storehouse of notions and practices that may be helpful in establishing a culturally-grounded eco-philosophy…

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Spiritual Journey

BY BARRY JAMES LECKENBY

Australian-born Buddhist poet Harold Stewart lived in Kyoto for twenty-nine years, and in 1995 his ashes were scattered near the Shonin-in on Higashiyama…

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KJ 35

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1200 (International) ¥1600 KJ 35 published July 1, 1997 82 pages « issue 36issue 34 » Cover Image by Ann Henderson The question that Toynbee had posed himself, and which occupied his mind throughout his life, was why and how civilized societies have come into existence. Like the Buddha,…

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Becoming a Pacifist in Iraq

BUDDHISM, WAR, PEACE
JOHN EINARSEN interviews Aidan Delgado

“I am the most sinful Buddhist, because I’m here and I know better. I am oppressing these people, keeping them in cages. I just wrote how far from my Buddhist ideals I was, so far away that I felt damned, like I was in hell…”

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Buddhism and Science

BY RASOUL SORKHABI

The mind is a natural bridge between science and Buddhism, for Buddhism, rather than focusing on a creator god, is based on the awareness and development of the human mind…

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The Path to Honen-in

BY JOHN DOUGILL

For a man who wears so many caps, the shaven-headed priest exudes a genial calm. He talks openly and from the heart; here is none of the closed manner for which Kyoto is famous.

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Beingness Seeking To Be

RITUAL, BUDDHISM
BY KEITH HARMON SNOW

The Kalachakra Empowerment Ritual was over…with between 100,000 to 150,000 people exiting the Kalachakra at once, and with trains in all directions sold out through the end of the month, here was my liberation from suffering.

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Zen at War

BY KATHY ARLYN SOKOL

BRIAN DAIZEN VICTORIA maintains that Japan’s vaunted Bushido (Warrior Code) evolved from a corrupted Buddhist metaphysics that not only sanctioned battlefield slaughter but also exalted the Zen-trained warrior’s willingness to die…

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