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Eastern Wind Melt the Ice
Ken Jeremiah \ Available Now \ The Forthcoming New Book \ Chadogu the Art of Tea
Long acclaimed one of the Best Book 2020 - The Cha-no-Yu, or Tea Ceremony - an aesthetic ritual intimately linked to Zen and Daoism. Its history reveals a comingling of Chinese and Japanese cultures that is not only a symbol of the complex interplay between Sino-Japanese ideas of beauty, but also the epitome of both Zen and ancient Daoist ideals: "being" in the world and understanding the inner nature of things. An appreciation of the imperfect, the asymmetrical teahouses, unpretentious bamboo ladles and scoops, and famed tea bowls may seem flawed to untrained eyes, perhaps lacking something. However, it is this perceived void that eager participants strive to identify, for usefulness arises from emptiness, just as perfection is found within imperfection. Among all the utensils used in the tea ceremony, the bowl plays the most active role.
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"Remnants of a Distant Past"
Brief introduction is written for Onihagi web site & courtesy of Dr. Ken Jeremiah
Ken Jeremiah has written numerous books and articles, and he has translated various works from Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. Dr. Ken Jeremiah has written extensively about history, religion, and critical thinking. His previous books include Remnants of a Distant Past, Christian Mummification, Living Buddhas, Aikido Ground Fighting, and If the Samurai Played Golf...Zen Strategies for a Winning Game. He teaches world language and comparative religion courses, and currently resides in Narragansett, RI.
Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple Omamori
The omamori are Japanese amulets dedicated both to particular Shinto deities and to Buddhist icons. The Japanese word mamori means protection, while the honorific prefix o- gives the word a moving meaning towards the outside, thus going to mean "Your protection".