Tag Archives: Zen

A Golden Temple and Infinite Pi (Kyoto: Part 5)

I promised to continue my travelogue, in which our adventures resumed in torrential rain.  We were thoroughly soaked by the time we reached Kinkakuji (金閣寺), which became a Zen temple in 1408. The lavish Golden Temple originally had been one component … Continue reading

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Castle Creeping and Koi (Kyoto: Part 4)

It is astonishing how quickly one can feel at home in a new place where one does not know the language–at least when one has competent children leading the way. By the beginning of our second day in Japan, my … Continue reading

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