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Hello, As we are now in the month of uzuki (卯月) in the old Japanese calendar, I was reading through the Kokinshu poetry anthology again, and I wanted to share a couple poems for Spring. This first poem was composed … Continue reading
Hi Guys, At the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist temple we go to, there is a ritual called oshōkō (お焼香), where families go up to the temple before service and offer a little incense, as well as a small donation, usually a … Continue reading
Hi all, As readers know, we celebrate Girls’ Day every year. This is a Japanese holiday on March 3rd celebrating young ladies and wishing them happiness and prosperity. However, there is another holiday for boys called Children’s Day, or kodomo … Continue reading
Hi Guys, One of the fun things about raising children in two cultures is that your kids can enjoy things from two different worlds. :) Since our daughter was a little girl, we often went to the local Kinokuniya bookstore … Continue reading
Hi all, This was a last-minute post, but earlier today I found this great post on Twitter from the monastic community at the famous Koyasan temple in Japan (click here if you can’t see it): 今日はお釈迦さまのお誕生日。 花まつりのお喜びを申し上げます。 pic.twitter.com/rixODfB5e1 — 高野山開創1200年記念大法会 … Continue reading
185. Not despising, not harming, restraint according to the code of monastic discipline, moderation in food, dwelling in solitude, devotion to meditation — this is the teaching of the Buddhas. –The Dhammapada Hi guys, For the upcoming holiday of hanamatsuri, … Continue reading