Tagged with Buddhism

Deer-dodging in Nara

Deer-dodging in Nara


It’s nearly Christmas, so here’s a blog post all about the deer (not reindeer – although watch out for those antlers) in Nara! This is another overdue holiday blog post, as we were in Nara in April just as the sakura were starting to fall like snow. In 710, Japan’s first capital was established at … Continue reading

WIN! Buddhist Wisdom book


It’s competition time again, courtesy of Tuttle Publishing. Here’s your chance to win a little book of Buddhist wisdom. Also, two blog posts in a day? Aren’t you lucky? This little book of Buddhist wisdom would make a perfect stocking filler present (yes, I’m thinking about that already) or bedside table buddy. You can read … Continue reading

Buddhaland Brooklyn review and giveaway


My favourite thing about blogging is getting books through the post to review, and I have been pretty lucky so far not have reviewed anything I disliked. So, here is my latest review of ‘Buddhaland Brooklyn’ by Richard C. Morais from Alma Books, and your chance to win one of two copies of the book! … Continue reading

Miyajima Magic


It’s been a long time since I last did a Japan travel post, so I thought I’d tell you about the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited in Japan (so far): Miyajima Island. All photos were taken by yours truly, which is pretty rare for this blog! Miyajima Island is considered to be one of … Continue reading

Week 18: Resolutions


I have three New Year’s Resolutions this year: be more assertive, write a novel (not the one I was working on last year – it kind of fell through) and take a trip around Japan. Hopefully yours are less vague and/or more realistic! Of course, I also plan to continue with this blog for a … Continue reading