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Meet Tokyo’s Bartending Monk

Bartenders are easy to confide in. Not just because you’re probably wasted, but because so many others have been before you. Your neighborhood barkeep has already heard it all, and though he might not be able to impart any sage advice, he’s at least developed some good listening skills. While barkeeps seem to have always […]

By Alex Caring-Lobel
Image: Chip Buddhas, Enku, circa 1675-1695 ("mature period"), Japan, wood. Photo © Tetsuo Kurihara/Courtesy Kazuaki Tanahashi.

MagazinePersonal Reflections

Remembering Roshi

I remember a three-month training period at Zen Mountain Center, when I was the chiden, the caretaker of altars and offerings. It was during the summer months, when the shaded gully of the San Jacinto mountains holds the heat of the surrounding Southern California desert. During a very formal memorial service, as I was carrying a […]

By Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara
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