Damien Okado-Gough

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Battered Briton survives aikido ordeal

| Apr 27, 2010

Battered Briton survives aikido ordeal

At the end of February, a group of international students graduated from the Tokyo-based Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo, one of the most intensive martial arts training centers in the world. Yoshinkan (meaning “hall for cultivating the spirit”) is a style of aikido founded by Gozo ...

Zen Buddhist monk aids peace efforts in native Belfast

Jun 27, 2009

Zen Buddhist monk aids peace efforts in native Belfast

When the Zen monk Dogen Zenji returned to Japan from China in 1227 with the ideas that would become the Soto school of Zen, could he have imagined that centuries later, on the other side of the world, those very ideas would be used ...