HeartWork

 
We all know that individuals can make a difference, but it is always encouraging to learn about successful projects and who is behind them. “Just Deeds”, KJ 53, was a special issue that spotlighted good works and effective strategies throughout Asia. It led to an ongoing series of articles on this theme, which we are eager to add to.

Heartwork Editors:
Jennifer Teeter & Takayuki Okazaki
heartwork@kyotojournal.org

 

 

This Precious Life: Buddhist Tsunami Relief and Anti-Nuclear Activsim in post 3/11 Japan
 


 

 

HeartWork

On June 15, 2011 By

HeartWork

 
We all know that individuals can make a difference, but it is always encouraging to learn about successful projects and who is behind them. “Just Deeds”, KJ 53, was a special issue that spotlighted good works and effective strategies throughout Asia. It led to an ongoing series of articles on this theme, […]

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The Peace Boat

On November 9, 2011 By

BY KEN RODGERS

The Peace Boat has now made a total of 40 voyages, carrying over 14,000 participants to more than 100 ports around the globe…

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Living Words

On August 10, 2011 By

BY JOHN HANAGAN

I’m pure shame. What I do and what I say never the same. —Ikkyu

I have filled countless classrooms with words which echo the wisdom of the ages. Yet my actions sometimes fall so far short of my ideals that Ikkyu’s pure shame is the only decent response.

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AS TOLD BY DAVID GREER

Dread clouded the joy that surged in Tomé’s heart when she heard the voice call out “Obachan, I’m back.” In May, 1945, the only pilots who came to Chiran were volunteers for the Special Attack Corps, boys who rammed their fighters into the American ships off Okinawa.

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Tomas Svab and John Einarsen traveled to Ishinomaki, one of the cities hardest hit by the tsunami, to see if they could set up a system to restore precious photographs that had been damaged in the disaster…

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War in Our Own Mind

On July 7, 2011 By

INTERVIEW BY JEAN DOWNEY

Satoko Norimatsu was shocked into peace advocacy when she first learned about Japan’s wartime aggression… Later, Norimatsu started the Peace Philosophy Centre to promote peace and sustainability.

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BUDDHISM, WAR, PEACE
JOHN EINARSEN interviews Aidan Delgado

“I am the most sinful Buddhist, because I’m here and I know better. I am oppressing these people, keeping them in cages. I just wrote how far from my Buddhist ideals I was, so far away that I felt damned, like I was in hell…”

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BY ROY HAMRIC

So, what exactly do comedians have to do to be thrown into jail as political prisoners in Myanmar?

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BY HELEN POLYCHRONAKOS

A duck barks, then croaks, then meows. Students of the Pattana Village School in Bangkok’s Klong Toey slum sit on the concrete floor of the schoolyard to watch the Nithan Caravan puppet show…

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