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Litang of Sichuan

Date: 3/28/2012 9:43:00 AM by andrewcrane12 Tags: Buddhism

When I was in Shangrila, an city in Northern Yunnan, my friends and I met a Harvard professor who annually studied Tibetan Culture. As we were talking to him he told us that the farther away we were from touristy cities the happier we would be traveling. We inquired more into this and ended up with a hand drawn map of what we found to be an amazing scenic route to many cities that are seldom ex

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Dun Huang: A prayer for Love and Beauty.

Date: 7/12/2011 5:21:00 AM by jroberts Tags: Dunhuang murals grottoes Buddhism Hexi Corridor Jade Gate White Horse Pagoda Singing Sands Remnants of Silk Road towers and graneries Of Great Wall in Gansu corridoreat i

The Jade Gate Route on the Silk Road


My mother died in February, on the eve of Spring Festival fireworks.  I promised myself a journey that I would dedicate to her.  Many writers and others have dated a turning point in their life at the death of a parent. I never realized how visceral my connection to my biological mother was, until her passage.  A Buddhist nun in Philadel

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A visit to Tiantong Chan (Zen) monastery

Date: 5/29/2011 4:46:00 PM by SlogsPrizz Tags: Buddhism Zen Chan Ningbo Chinese monasteries

Inscription for Hongzhi

Zhejiang has several famous monasteries associated with the Zen (Chinese: Chan) school of Buddhism, and one of the most important ones is the Tiantong (“heavenly child”) monastery. This is where the famous founder of the Japanese Soto sect of Zen, Dogen (1200-1253) studied under his Chinese master Rujing (1163-1227) and where he had his great

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