This will be published as I am in flight back to the States. Japan Standard Time is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time. One of the oddities of traveling from Japan to the East coast of the States is that I’m leaving Japan at 4 PM on June 14 and arriving in Washington . . . → Read More: Reflections on Leaving Japan: Part 2
Living in a 300 year old building in an 820 year old temple is like being in a time warp. Driving from Chiba New Town Chuo train station to the Matsuzaki village and Tamonin Temple is like traveling back 60 or more years in 15 minutes. The taxi ride cost about $20, pretty inexpensive . . . → Read More: Japan 9 – Living in a 300 year old building.
Why am I in Japan? I mentioned in the first blog that I’m in Japan to work on translations of esoteric texts assisting Ichishima Shoshin. A little background might help in understanding why this is important.
Tendai Buddhism is composed of both exoteric (Jpn. kengyo) and esoteric (Jpn. Mikkyo) practices and . . . → Read More: Japan 4th Why am I here?