Monthly Archives: September 2012

Japanese and American food: big differences

Here’s a picture of a meal I enjoyed with my family at a local Starbuck’s in Japan. I ordered my usual: iced soy latte and a cinnamon roll. I can get the same thing in Seattle or anywhere in the … Continue reading

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My (mis)adventures in Ajikan Meditation

Recently, I was invited by reader and fellow blogger “Johnl” to attend a class on the Shingon meditation technique called ajikan (阿字観). This is a meditation technique in Shingon Buddhism that seems pretty similar to other, more familiar, forms of … Continue reading

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