Tag Archives: Buddhism

Multiple Intelligences and the Life of Pi

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Soon to be on general release is the movie of the book ‘The Life of Pi‘, by Yann Martel. The brilliant Ang Lee directed the film. His previous films include the sublime “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. You can see a … Continue reading

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Seasonal Values – For Every Season

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In this time of Advent, we’d like to share some thoughts on virtues and values. It’s difficult to select only 25 values and virtues for the purpose of compiling an Advent Calendar, but it’s a starting point to consider what’s … Continue reading

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The Middle Way; Freedom, Living, Learning and Kinokuni

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‘Travel broadens the mind’, goes the saying, and travel also stimulates the mind to become deeper and wider, like a river flowing towards the sea. On arrival back in England, through reflecting on recent experiences in Japan, the following thoughts … Continue reading

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The Philosophers’ Walk

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It’s interesting that the pathway which links three of the world’s most important Zen temples – Ginkaku-ji, Nanzenji and Kyomizudera – is called The Philosophers’ Walk. This gives stress and emphasis to the fact that Zen is a philosophy and … Continue reading

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Learning, Teaching and Enlightenment

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To work in a university with a group of experienced professors and a group of enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students is an tremendous privilege and a pleasure. Those who choose education as a profession take on a great responsibility and … Continue reading

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Visit to Kyoto; Zen Temples

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In spite of the dull weather, this first visit to Kyoto, for one of us at least, was inspirational. This is a selection of photographs taken with a Canon EOS 550D. …….. To be a Zen Buddhist, we need awareness. … Continue reading

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The Essence of Zen, and a Trip to Kyoto

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A train trip to Kyoto and back again in the course of a dull, cloudy, cold day with occasional showers. Not very easy travelling on an unfamiliar railway system, but well worth the effort to visit three quite different temples … Continue reading

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Japan, Intelligences and Leaders of Learning

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It’s a joy to be back in Japan, even though the temperatures in the Osaka region (which is on the same line of latitude as North Africa) are currently six or seven degrees colder than England and its summery 16C. … Continue reading

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