A new book translates 43 different Japanese words into English, introducing ideas that can help people in the West live differently. BBC picked out seven of the most poignant. Written by Fiona Macdonald, published in BBC on January 25, 2019.
Shantidharm and Deepa sent us captioned photographs of their visit to Japan: Osaka, Kyoto, Lake Biwa, Nagahama, Arashiyama, Fushimi-inari, Uji.
In his third essay on Zen, by means of an exquisite tour de force and employing many poems, Surendra unveils Ikkyū’s intriguing life in simple detail and unusual format.
Surendra’s portrait of the inspiring rebel monk who totally abandoned the rigid Zen organisation of his day, interspersed with delightful poems Ryōkan wrote along on his path.
Srajan recollects his travels and life in Japan during the early seventies, and the impact meeting Harada Tangen Roshi had on his life.
Excerpts from Samudra’s book ‘The Freedom of Having Nothing’ – now available as paperback: Moments in Kyoto, Milan and Hamburg.
Surendra observed the growing of the rice in Nagano, Japan and documented his findings with his new digital camera, saying that “This year has seen a leap from many years of black and white photography into colour.”
Dotted around rural Japan are black and white buildings known as dozō kura, writes Surendra. Most of these pictures come from the Azumino area of Nagano, where he lives.
Surendra continues his recollections of his search for ancient Buddhist and Shinto sites in Japan, visiting the island of Sado, Nara and Kamakura, and Kyoto.
Surendra recalls his journey setting out to find a legendary site in Japan called ‘Go Hyakyu Rakan’.
Surendra explores the Japanese countryside for abandoned buildings and sees that death really is at the heart of life.
A very unusual advertisement created by Japanese agency Drill Inc. who built a giant wooden xylophone in the middle of a forest.
Surendra shows his very special photo series celebrating the beauty of plants and vegetables and speak about his joy for photography.
Visiting a friend in Tokyo a few years ago, I was amazed to see a very functional and clever designed bathroom set in a small space.
Tamo-san, a Buddhist priestess and seeress, visited Pune in 1989 and met with Osho in Buddha Hall. Osho showered rose petals on her.
Satyadharma reminisces about the times he was playing on the streets in Japan with Neera and Adarsha – and shares the track ‘Adarsha’s Medley’.
Spectacular footage by Japan’s Coast Guard shows the birth of an island off the coast of Nishinoshima, an uninhabited island 620 miles south of Tokyo.
The last active nuclear reactor in Japan was switched off on May 5th and thousands of Japanese marched on the streets to celebrate this event, shaking “koinobori”, carp-shaped banners that have become a symbol of the anti-nuclear movement.
Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks on the impact of radiation from the nuclear power plant meltdowns in Japan
Kul Bhushan meets Yuriko Anando Lochan during a meditation event dedicated to the victims of the disasters in Japan
Updates about Japan from Ritambhara & 15 Minutes Meditation for Japan on Saturday, 19 March 2011 11:00 GMT