Around the Blogosphere: Exploring Life as a Father, Buddhist, and Japanophile

Around the Blogosphere: Exploring Life as a Father, Buddhist, and Japanophile May 4, 2010

From time to time, we’ll highlight other blogs of interest to our readers here on As the Wheel Turns.

Today:  Japan: Life and Religion.

The blog, in the author’s words, is a “reflection of my efforts to explore fatherhood, Buddhism and my love of Japanese culture.”

Recent posts include:

Ashura 360: a new Buddhist iPhone app

(review of a new app showcasing the impressive art collection from a Japanese Buddhist temple)

Do it or quit complaining

“If you don’t try, you cannot accomplish something. Whether this be meditation, studying Japanese, whatever, you simply have to put your mind to it, and have confidence that in the long-run your efforts will not be in vain. The Buddha states that even an ocean can be emptied with a bucket given enough time. The key lies in sense of confidence that regardless of time, one’s actions will still have an effect, even if it’s not obvious at first. But another key to this is the need to be singularly focused on something…”

My Experience with the Shingon Fire Ritual

Daily observances at a temple in Kongoji: “Shingon Buddhism is one approach in Buddhism to actualizing noble states of wisdom and compassion, and somehow the ambience of the place really moved me that way for a time.”


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