Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Ep. 094:
Shanghai's Temple of Tranquility and Peace (8:56 min)

Check out the changes wrought at Shanghai's Jing'an Temple--the Temple of Tranquility and Peace--in the two-and-a-half short years between my visits in August of 2009 and again in January of 2012, in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Friday, September 25, 2020

Ep. 093:
The Upper Ghee Temple (11:38 min)

When you visit Daigo-ji in Kyoto, you get two--or even three--temples for the effort of one. Find out what I'm talking about in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Ep. 092:
Yuanming Lecture Hall (7:43 min)

When is a temple not a temple? When it's an office building in the parking lot of a hotel! You'll see what I mean when we visit the Yuanming Lecture Hall in this episode  of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Friday, September 18, 2020

Ep. 091:
Uji's Mimuroto-ji and Byodo-in (8:20 min)

Sometimes a pretty little temple leaves the visitor with pretty little to say. Nevertheless, for the sake of completeness, let's pay a quick visit to Mimuroto-ji in Uji--and one of its much more famous neighbors--in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!



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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Ep. 089:
A Small Hall and a BIG Buddha (7:46 min)

Number 9 on the Saigoku Pilgrimage is a single hall in a formerly-great but these-days-diminished temple in Nara. It also happens to be a fifteen-minute walk from Todai-ji, home of Japan's largest statue of the Buddha. We'll visit both--plus one more--in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Ep. 088:
Shanghai's "Incense Pavilion" (7:32 min)

Shoving off from my digs in Beilun, I at last moved from this trip's first base to its second and last, a hotel in the Jing'an district of Shanghai, where I visited one of the most precious little temples I saw in all of China, the "Incense Pavilion." Join me in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!



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