Friday, April 10, 2020

Ep. 033:
Tracking Tianhou Temples in Nanshan, Shenzhen (17:27 min)

Come along and visit some temples dedicated to Tianhou--also called Mazu, a folk "goddess of the sea"--in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen, China, where I lived for over a decade.

All this on today's episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Ep. 032:
Marvelous Mount Koyasan, Center of Shingon Buddhism (16:55 min)

Join me as I explore Japan's sacred Mount Koyasan, spiritual home to the esoteric Shingon sect of Buddhism.

All this on today's episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Monday, April 6, 2020

Ep. 031:
The Buried Churches of Bacolor (9:55 min)

Come with me to my "home ground" of Pampanga Province in the Philippines and visit a couple of churches that are really "six meters under" in this episode of

TEMPLE TALES!


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Friday, April 3, 2020

Ep. 030:
Another Snowy Day at Nariai-ji (12:43 min)

Let's visit one of the Three Most Scenic Spots in Japan, and a wintry mountaintop: just another snowy day at Nariai-ji in Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

All this on today's episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Ep. 029:
The Big Bathing Baby Buddha of Wuxi (8:22 min)

Come along as my wife and I help induct a brand-new Buddhist abbot, and visit "Heaven" in a Buddhist theme park,

All this on today's episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Monday, March 30, 2020

Ep. 028:
The Two Vehicles: Theravada and Mahayana (15:38 min)

Let's take a look at the two main branches of Buddhism: the Theravada of South Asia, and the Mahayana of East and North Asia.

All this on today's episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


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Friday, March 27, 2020

Ep. 027:
Heng and Ha, the Fiercesome Temple Guardians (19:59 min)

Meet the two colossal guardians in the Mountain Gate of Chinese temples, known as Heng and Ha!

All this on today's episode of--

TEMPLE TALES!


FULL Show Notes at Substack