- waking up before the sun - eating faster than I ever have in my life - meeting monkeys, frogs, spiders and stick insects - matcha tea and sesame sweets - talking over toast with Fujin - sitting until I can’t feel my feet, and then sitting longer - monks chanting faster than words - wishing with sutras for smiles - bowing to the temple - spontaneous croquettes - children playing...
Han Nya Shin Gyo (The Heart Sutra)
MAHA PRAJNA PARAMITA HRIDAYA SUTRA A VA LO KI TESH VA RA, THE BOHDISATTVA OF COMPASSION, DOING DEEP PRAJNAPARAMITA, CLEARLY SAW THAT THE FIVE SKANDAS ARE SHUNYATA, THUS TRANSCENDING MISFORTUNE AND SUFFERING. O SHARIPUTRA FORM IS NO OTHER THAN SHUNYATA IS NO OTHER THAN FORM. FORM IS EXACTLY SHUNYATA, SHUNYATA IS EXACTLY FORM. FEELING, THOUGHT, VOLITION, AND CONCIOUSNESS ARE LIKEWISE LIKE THIS. O...
fionnduffy: Things in Each Other 2012 video projection (12:36) A celebration of misunderstanding. I find translation incredibly interesting. There is a process involved in translating words from one language to another which is surprisingly complex if you intend to try and convey exactly what is being said or has been written. Different languages have different ways of expressing the same idea...
Nothing is in chronological order here and for that I am sorry, lots of things to write but no time to do it. Only a month left in japan and time is moving too fast for us. Expect lists and photos from the past, present and future all mixed up in the next few weeks.