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Staying in a monastery part 2

Before the forty minutes of Zazen that was the prelude to bedtime, it was time to take a bath. As the time switched from women to men, my friend kindly pointed me in the right direction. As I entered, a … Continue reading

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Hanami ; Japan’s famous flowers.

Hanami is a special time of the year in Japan where the famous Sakura(cherry blossom) appears for not even a month. There are other flowers in abundance but the real delight is the Sakura as they are a symbol of … Continue reading

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My movie theater experience

As I was curious to see how different all the little things are in Japan, my roommate suggested going to a movie theater. After some searching, he came across a theater that showed English movies with Japanese subtitles and a … Continue reading

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Living in a monastery for three days (part 1)

Since coming to Japan I have been perpetually surrounded by Buddhist temples and have taken an interest in diving more into it and learning about it. Classes went on a week vacation and I was giving the opportunity to spend … Continue reading

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