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Buddha Buzz: Dating, Drugs, and Death

First off, Happy Lunar New Year! Welcome to the year of the dragon. As befits such a year celebrating a creature who is often associated with longevity, some Buddhist monks in Japan have a similar concern in mind: from the Japan Times, “Matchmaking Service gives Buddhist monks a boost in dating market.” From the article: […]

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Tricycle Retreat: Meditation in Motion

This post contains audio, video, or images. View media now Jill Satterfield has taught meditation and yoga exercises in a number of different traditions. For our February Tricycle Retreat, “Meditation in Motion,” which begins on Feburary 6th, Jill will lead us on a journey of meditation combined with movement. We’re all aware that some sort […]

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Right attitude

Shinno Yamasoba, 58, is the vice head priest at Daijyo-ji, an an 8th-century Shingon temple three hours outside Kyoto by train. In the Japan Times, he shares some monkish wisdom with Japanese TV reporter Judit Kawaguchiwho: “We’ll know if the road was correct when we arrive,” Yamasoba says, “That’s how we Buddhists think. But since […]

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Buddhist Cafe Culture and “Happiness Classes”

Monks from Mt. Koya (Koyasan), a center of Shingon Buddhism, are coming into Tokyo to offer classes to harried city-dwellers in cafe setting. This immediately made me think of the city centers of American Zen Centers, where one can go during the week before heading out to the mountains for retreats and so on. But […]

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