Awaiting the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Chenxing Han turns to the prose of Japanese poet and Buddhist monk Kamo-no-Chomei, and ponders his same questions, 800 years later.
With her empowered imagery, she’s connected many to the divine feminine. Andrea Miller profiles the Japanese American visionary Mayumi Oda.
The new documentary film “Carving the Divine” offers a rare look at the lives and artistic process of traditional Japanese wood carvers.
We are all one and the same. This is the experience of Zen. So teaches Shodo Harada Roshi in his book of original calligraphies.
Researchers in Japan used facial analysis software to analyze the enigmatic expression of a 1200-year-old Buddhist masterpiece.
Designed to explain Buddhist teachings in an easy-to-understand way, creators hope the robot will boost temple visitor numbers.
“I was taught about the idea of how changing your bank account can contribute to bettering the environment. That was an enlightenment for me.”
One student described the work as “a mysterious and precious experience.”
“A single night of love is better than a hundred thousand years of sterile meditation,” he wrote. The life and poetry of Ikkyu, translated by John Stevens.
The short film “Reactor” is the story of Michael Stone’s 2012 trip to Japan in the wake of the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima disaster.