Tokyo temple offers graves for same-sex couples

/ Mar 28, 2017

Tokyo temple offers graves for same-sex couples

A Buddhist temple in Tokyo has devised a grave that can be shared by sexual minorities and their partners. The temple, Shodaiji in Edogawa Ward, is receiving an increasing number of inquiries about the grave for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. “We’d ...

Struggling Buddhist temples turn to tours to boost finances

Mar 3, 2017

Struggling Buddhist temples turn to tours to boost finances

A Tokyo-based firm offering tours at temples in Tokyo and Kyoto, where visitors can transcribe Buddhist sutras and meditate in a zazen seated position, says the attraction is proving popular among tourists. The operator, Share Wing, which started the service in collaboration with travel ...

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

Jun 2, 2016

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

Thai authorities uncovered a trove of animal parts and intercepted a monk trying to leave a controversial “tiger temple” with skins and fangs Thursday, the latest discovery to fuel accusations that the zoo is involved in the illegal wildlife trade. Dozens of police and ...