About the Author
Hello, this blog is about my life as a father, Buddhist and Japanophile / Koreaphile. Any useful information I can pass along will hopefully make the Internets a better place. Thanks for reading!
- Rocking out at work to T-ara's "Lovey Dovey". youtube.com/watch?v=whL-2s… 13 hours ago
- Good luck pencils I bought in Japan, for language study. instagr.am/p/PKISZWi7l8/ 16 hours ago
- The greatest collaboration ever. I purchased this in Tokyo at a King Tut exhibit. instagr.am/p/PJ8BwlC7ul/ 16 hours ago
Monthly Archives: May 2009
It’s been a good while since I wrote a post on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, but yesterday I was looking for something else on the Internets when I somehow found a copy of the famous Tannisho, which records some saying by … Continue reading
This is the first in a series of tips that I hope to pass on while learning kanji. I’ve been preparing for the JLPT certification for a while now, but also trying to master Japanese in general since my wife … Continue reading
Working in large corporations, or even small, growing corporations can be a real challenge. The system gets so large after a while, it’s impossible for any person to understand the system completely, and to know everything that is wrong. So, … Continue reading
I’ve typed the sōsange hymn in Jodo Shu (the Four Bodhisattva Vows) up in the liturgy section of the Buddhist Texts page. Enjoy!
(Translation: Forget about it…New York slang) This post is dedicated to Elise, who like me, discovered why religious debates, even among other Buddhists are fraught with peril. I wanted to cheer her up, and by coincidence I found a great … Continue reading
Funny story, but this weekend, while I was at a bookstore in Dublin with the family, I turned around, and there was Henry Winkler himself doing a book-signing! For those who don’t know, Henry Winkler was the actor behind the … Continue reading
Lately, after a suggestion from Robert at Shiawase, I purchased a copy of Autobiography of a Geisha, by Sayo Masuda. This book paints a very, very different picture of life as a geisha than Mineko Iwasaki’s book Geisha of Gion. … Continue reading
One of my favorite Buddhist temples in Japan is Eikando Temple in Kyoto,1 which is the head temple of the Seizan branch of Jodo Shu Buddhism. I’ve had a curiosity towards the Seizan branch of Jodo Shu Buddhism and its … Continue reading
While looking for another quotation for use in this post (never found it), I discovered this nice little article tucked away on the Jodo Shu Homepage, which continues to be one of my favorite Buddhist websites after all these years. … Continue reading