Monday, July 13, 2020

Ep. 072:
Hangzhou's "Temple of the Soul's Retreat" (7:50 min)

I had been on many a pilgrimage in Japan, but I had to endure for five years before I discovered a way to tread the pilgrim's path in China. Come along on my first "official" Chinese temple outing in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Friday, July 10, 2020

Ep. 071:
Temples along the Old Tokaido, Part I (7:05 min)

It's Photo Essay Friday again! We'll take a look at some of the temples I visited in Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefectures on my Aki Meguri or "Autumn Journey" down the Old Tokaido Highway in the fall of 2001 in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Ep. 070:
China's Heaven Horse Mountain (9:15 min.)

Aside from the "Four Great Buddhist Mountains of China," there may be hundreds of smaller peaks covered in temples, and we'll visit one of them, Tianma Shan or "Heaven Horse Mountain," in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Monday, July 6, 2020

Ep. 069:
Thoughts along the Pilgrim's Path (8:55 min)

Let's revisit some of the reflective journal entries I wrote on my 2001 Aki Meguri walk through Japan in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Friday, July 3, 2020

Ep. 068:
Photo Essay Friday: The 500 Arhats at Home (7:22 min)

Photo Essay Friday again? Already? Let's whiz around to a number of temples in China to take a look at some of the denizens of various 500 Arhat Halls in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Ep. 067:
Asuka-dera, Japan's Oldest Temple (7:10 min)

Let's visit tiny Asukadera, one of the earliest temples in Japan, and its homely Buddha statue, said to be the country's oldest, in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Monday, June 29, 2020

Ep. 066:
The Sistine Chapel of the Philippines (4:16 min)

Not far from the buried churches of Bacolor which we visited in Episode 031 is the lovely Betis Church of Saint James the Apostle, called "the Sistine Chapel of the Philippines." Come with me in this episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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