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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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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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Interview with an American monk in Japan.

Gesshin (Claire) Greenwood, is a 28-year-old, Soto Zen Buddhist nun practicing in Japan. After nearly four years living a monastic life in Japan, Greenwood finally decided to study the Japanese language at Nanzan University. Greenwood’s journey has taken her from … Continue reading

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