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This no garden variety book on Zen practice

Books / Reviews Dec 30, 2017

This no garden variety book on Zen practice

by Stephen Mansfield

The over-application of the term Zen to describe everything from interior design to restaurant menus pored over by celebrities and fashionistas to the expression a "Zen moment" can be tiresome. Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto, by John Dougill, Photography by John Einarsen. 144 pages TUTTLE PUBLISHING, ...

A spiritual high in the temples of Takayama

Travel Jun 18, 2016

A spiritual high in the temples of Takayama

by Carla Francis

Isolated from the pulsating sounds of pachinko parlors and the neon lights of Tokyo, the small, laid-back city of Takayama in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture offers something that visitors to Japan's urban hubs don't typically find: quiet. Caught in the bustle of the modern ...

A recipe for sanity: water, salt and nothing else

Lifestyle Sep 30, 2013

A recipe for sanity: water, salt and nothing else

by Justin Moyer

This summer, I spent an hour floating in a 1.21 × 2.4-meter isolation tank filled with tepid salt water in a basement in Manassas, Virginia. Floating in a tank of skin-temperature water saltier than the Dead Sea is said to induce an ethereal, meditative state ...

Our Lives | JAPAN LITE Jul 19, 2013

The influence of sports on meditation

by Amy Chavez

"Running meditation." It's almost a cliché. Many people describe their running activity as a form of meditation. There are even articles that will teach you "how to meditate while running." The Tendai-shu monks of Mount Hiei in Kyoto do a walking meditation, called jogyozanmai in ...