Latest posts from jtast
- The Rissyakuji Temple, Yamadera - September 1, 2022
- Sendai Daikannon & Daikanmitsuji Temple - August 9, 2022
- Sōkeiji Temple - August 5, 2022
The Difference Between Rinzai and Soto Zen
This past week I had the opportunity to attempt zazen meditation at both a Rinzai-zen... Read More
There are many factors that go along with becoming a Buddhist monk. It is generally... Read More
What are Torii Gates?
In front of every Japanese Shinto shrine there lay a gate made of two... Read More
If you have any interest in Japan, you would probably recognize the maneki neko if... Read More
What are Koma-inu?
Imagine you are going out to dinner at your favorite Chinese or Japanese... Read More
What is Zazen?
Sitting cross-legged on the ground and looking down, half focusing on the black line that... Read More