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 ...

Families look to temples to maintain small graves

Mar 23, 2016

Families look to temples to maintain small graves

Yoshiki Saito, 76, moved his parents’ remains in February from a graveyard in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, to Jokyuji Temple in the western Tokyo suburb of Fuchu, where perpetual services are offered to maintain and care for graves. But unlike other temples that offer similar ...