Spirit

Connections with spiritual values are an everyday part of existence in Kyoto. Aspects of Shinto, Buddhism, and especially Zen are so strongly manifested in our surroundings that they blend into our approach to KJ, whether by intention or simply subconsciously. Looking beyond Kyoto, we see awareness of spirit as a key element in most Asian societies.

 

 

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Spirit

On March 3, 2011 By

Spirit

Connections with spiritual values are an everyday part of existence in Kyoto. Aspects of Shinto, Buddhism, and especially Zen are so strongly manifested in our surroundings that they blend into our approach to KJ, whether by intention or simply subconsciously. Looking beyond Kyoto, we see awareness of spirit as a key element in most […]

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The Mystery of Mastery

On July 27, 2011 By

BY DUSTIN W. LEAVITT
 
It is not a coincidence that disciples of Zen who have achieved an intuition that is spiritual and transcendental and yet strikes decisively at the very heart of the physical world, are referred to as Masters…

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The Big T

On July 21, 2011 By

TRANSIENCE
BY ROBERT BRADY

Let’s keep it simple. There’s Big-T Transience and there’s little-t transience. Big-T is cosmic and eternal and everywhere operative; little-t is local, temporary, artificial…

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Karma & Women

On July 5, 2011 By

BUDDHISM, GENDER
BY DAVID R. LOY

What does Buddhism have to say about the social situation of women? Needless to say, there is no simple answer. True to its own emphasis on impermanence, Buddhism became quite different in different cultures.

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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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Dream Corridor

On June 23, 2011 By

BY STEWART WACHS

It all began in 1980, when I was 29, with the first of a series of vivid dreams. These occurred at dawn and continued through four summer mornings. I would find myself in an unfamiliar yet comfortable foreign land, with men, women and kids whom I cared for, yet could not upon waking recall ever having met…

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RITUAL, BUDDHISM
BY LAUREN W. DEUTSCH

Every day, a team of three to four monks, each with a dust mask covering nose and mouth to prevent an accidental breath from destroying their efforts, drew the exquisitely complex image, from memory without the benefit of even a sketch.

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Buddhism and Science

On June 5, 2011 By

BY RASOUL SORKHABI

The mind is a natural bridge between science and Buddhism, for Buddhism, rather than focusing on a creator god, is based on the awareness and development of the human mind…

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Clarity Compassion Peace

On April 16, 2011 By

HAIKU
BY PATRICIA DONEGAN

“Haiku mind” is a simple yet profound way of seeing our everyday world and living our lives with the awareness of the moment expressed in haiku — and to therefore hopefully inspire others to live with more clarity, compassion and peace.

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Beingness Seeking To Be

On April 15, 2011 By

RITUAL, BUDDHISM
BY KEITH HARMON SNOW

The Kalachakra Empowerment Ritual was over…with between 100,000 to 150,000 people exiting the Kalachakra at once, and with trains in all directions sold out through the end of the month, here was my liberation from suffering.

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