19 Feb 19
Maitriyana Buddhist Community

Case 47-2018: Major Deepak Rao & Paramilitary group “Tao Zen Dojo” & Academy of Combat Fitness & UCCA Commando Combat Academy  & ICS Fight Club Institute of Combat Studies Legal Requirement to Sanbo-Zen November 7th, 2018 The International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights legally requires the Sanbo-Zen lineage to urgently investigate […]

18 Feb 19
Maitriyana Buddhist Community

Case 40-2018: Japan & Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Notification on the Imperial-Way Buddhism   On March 10, 2018, an International Notification to Japanese Sanghas is written due to the False Buddhism that was practiced in Japan during its imperialist era, when several schools and Buddhist lineages adhered to the Japanese government in its crusade or […]

16 Jan 19

This 12-episode series is an original anime production by P.A. Works and Masahiro Ando, whose previous directorial credits are as varied as Hana-Saku Iroha, Snow White with the Red Hair, and the movie Sword of the Stranger. It originally aired in Japan during the Summer 2018 season and is finally available on Netflix in both […]

31 Dec 18
Sound Books

10 Buddhist koans, and why understanding them is pointless Koans are one of the most meaningful practices in Zen Buddhism. Usually translated as “nonsensical,” the sentences have much greater purpose. Breaking beyond concepts in meditation is a driving factor of the koan. None Humans like to know what a sentence means. Sometimes we’ll go to […]

19 Dec 18

Above:  The Far East, 1930-1941 Scanned from Hammond’s World Atlas–Classics Edition (1957) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ PAUL SHINJI SASAKI (MARCH 11, 1885-DECEMBER 21, 1946) Anglican Bishop of Mid-Japan, Bishop of Tokyo, and Primate of the Nippon Sei Ko Kei ++++++++++++++++ PHILIP LENDEL TSEN (JANUARY 7, 1885-JUNE 6, 1954) Anglican Bishop of Honan, and Primate of the Chung Hua […]

08 Dec 18

I am spending a nice n’ cozy afternoon in and putting up more holiday decorations around the house! I put up our flame-less window candles I’ve linked similar ones here, and added a few more bulbs on BOTH of our trees, yes… two of them! Holiday decorating tip: I use ribbon for my bulbs, this way you […]

07 Dec 18

posted on 2018-12-07 03:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda Risa Taneda performs ending song “Love Stoic” for OVA with 1st volume slated for December 19 The official website for the Strike the Blood anime franchise began streaming a promotional video and commercial on Friday for the first volume of Strike The Blood III, the third […]

03 Dec 18

I had this quote written on a piece of paper and taped to my closet door through college, through two dorm rooms and a wonderful apartment on Court Street in Athens, Ohio: “The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.” It’s from Yasutani Roshi, Japanese Zen […]

17 Nov 18
Me + Richard Armitage

Books I read since the previous installment, through June 17 (I didn’t read any books for the rest of that month after dad’s stroke). Very short blurbs because I didn’t fix these in my memory and some of them seem very hazy to me in retrospect. It was kind of a weird month insofar as […]

26 Oct 18
Winstonsdad's Blog

  Cult X by Fuminori Nakamura Japanese Crime fiction Original title – Kyōdan X (教団X) Translator – Kalau Almony Source – review copy I read this a few months ago and decide I have a flick through it today it was one of those books I read and said got do a review and then life and […]

17 Oct 18
Monsters and Critics

Updated November 7, 2018: Added trailer video for Strike The Blood Season 3 and updated cast list. The Strike The Blood Season 3 release date has officially been confirmed. Called Strike The Blood Third (or Strike The Blood 3), the third season is a series of Strike The Blood OVA episodes that will be released […]

12 Oct 18
Binghamton Art History

Julia Walker will be speaking at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) on Wednesday, October 17 at 12:00 in LN 1106. Her paper is titled “’Form is nothing but emptiness, emptiness nothing but form’: Brigitte D’Ortschy and Frank Lloyd Wright in Germany, America, and Japan.” All are welcome to attend. This paper […]

26 Sep 18
Binghamton Art History

Assistant Professor Julia Walker will be presenting a paper on Friday, September 28, as part of the panel Frank Lloyd Wright and German Architecture, Design, and Art at the annual meeting of the German Studies Association in Pittsburgh, PA: “Form is nothing but emptiness, emptiness nothing but form”: Brigitte D’Ortschy and Frank Lloyd Wright in Germany, […]

25 Sep 18
Ed B on Sports

Wendy Powell was born on April 19, 1971 in San Angelo, Texas, USA as Wendy Kay Powell. She is known for her work on Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009), Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) and Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005). She has been married to Todd Cook since March 14, 2011. They have one child. […]