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
A preface – This morning I received a brief message from Ryushin and Shingaku. The tornado that wreaked havoc through central Massachusetts was nearby, but they are uninjured. They are without electricity and the roads are still mostly impassable, but they are otherwise OK. Thanks for letting me know Ryushin.
The pattern . . . → Read More: Japan 6th – Religious Observance
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?