"The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. The manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called otemae. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the tea ceremony."

"The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. The manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called otemae. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the tea ceremony."

There are lots of Temples to stay at in Japan all of the websites are in Japanese even for the ones that come highly recommended.   I emailed to ask for more information

There are lots of Temples to stay at in Japan all of the websites are in Japanese even for the ones that come highly recommended. I emailed to ask for more information

Japanese Buddhism Mini Shrine

Japanese Buddhism mini Shrine - tin box - pocket shrine for travel & meditation BUDDHA

Seven Celestial Maidens in Northern Cluster, Genzu Mandala 現図曼荼羅 Shingon Sect of Esoteric Japanese Buddhism.  Source: Museum Reihokan Koyasan (J-Site, Shingon)

Seven Celestial Maidens in Northern Cluster, Genzu Mandala 現図曼荼羅 Shingon Sect of Esoteric Japanese Buddhism. Source: Museum Reihokan Koyasan (J-Site, Shingon)

Seven Celestial Maidens in Southern Cluster, Genzu Mandala 現図曼荼羅 Shingon Sect of Esoteric Japanese Buddhism. Source: Museum Reihokan Koyasan (J-Site, Shingon)

Seven Celestial Maidens in Southern Cluster, Genzu Mandala 現図曼荼羅 Shingon Sect of Esoteric Japanese Buddhism. Source: Museum Reihokan Koyasan (J-Site, Shingon)

Seven Celestial Maidens in Eastern Cluster, Genzu Mandala 現図曼荼羅 Shingon Sect of Esoteric Japanese Buddhism. Source: Museum Reihokan Koyasan (J-Site, Shingon)

Seven Celestial Maidens in Eastern Cluster, Genzu Mandala 現図曼荼羅 Shingon Sect of Esoteric Japanese Buddhism. Source: Museum Reihokan Koyasan (J-Site, Shingon)

ichi-go ichi-e [from Zen Buddhism | Japanese 4-character idiom 一期一会] ~ lit. "one time, one meeting"; often translated as "for this time only", "never again", or "one chance in a lifetime", but a better translation may be “Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur.”

ichi-go ichi-e [from Zen Buddhism | Japanese 4-character idiom 一期一会] ~ lit. "one time, one meeting"; often translated as "for this time only", "never again", or "one chance in a lifetime", but a better translation may be “Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur.”

A lot of Reiki professionals have a real block with explaining Reiki to others!  In this blog post, Angela Coleman explains how she uses research along with her knowledge of traditional Japanese reiki to deal with this.  With its origins in Japanese Buddhism, Reiki overlaps now with some of the newer therapies being used in mainstream healthcare.  Let's bridge the two and help Reiki become more mainstream.  Sign up at the for FREE strategies for explaining Reiki, or pin and save for later.

Reiki - How do I handle non-believers?

A lot of Reiki professionals have a real block with explaining Reiki to others! In this blog post, Angela Coleman explains how she uses research along with her knowledge of traditional Japanese reiki to deal with this. With its origins in Japanese Buddhism, Reiki overlaps now with some of the newer therapies being used in mainstream healthcare. Let's bridge the two and help Reiki become more mainstream. Sign up at the for FREE strategies for explaining Reiki, or pin and save for later.

mossy Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. Jizo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) is one of the most beloved figures of Japanese Buddhism. He is known in particular as the protector of deceased children.

mossy Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. Jizo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) is one of the most beloved figures of Japanese Buddhism. He is known in particular as the protector of deceased children.

Tengu- Japanese folklore: an avian creature with human characteristics. They were thought of as evil malignant spirits or protective guardians.

Tengu

Tengu- Japanese folklore: an avian creature with human characteristics. They were thought of as evil malignant spirits or protective guardians.

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