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Japanese Buddhism

Mount Kōya: One Of Japan's Enduring Sacred Mountains

Ethan Lindsay | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Ethan Lindsay

These narratives imbue Mount Kōya with a profound sanctity, a serenity that one finds at a sacred site believed to be inhabited by miracle-working saints and resident deities.

PHOTOS: Buddhist 'Eye Opening' Ceremony In Japan

Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion

On Oct. 15, 2011, Shinnyo-en Buddhism celebrated the re-inspiriting of the Nirvana Buddha sculpture in the renovated Nirvana Hall at Oyasono, the head...

Kyoto's Subway System

Amy Chavez | Posted 08.08.2011 | Travel
Amy Chavez

I go to Kyoto once a year. I get lost in Kyoto once a year. Kyoto makes no sense to me. I'm more of a Tokyo girl. Give me a handful of subway lines and trains to navigate and I'm fine. Give me just two and I'm lost.

Japanese Look To Ancient Traditions For Strength

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Cathy Lynn Grossman USA Today (RNS) When uncounted thousands have died in a disaster such as last week's earthquake and tsunami, where will the Ja...