Mythic Yoga Journey to POW Sites in Tokyo

By chance last year I read in the Japan Times about the World War II reconciliation work of Taeko Sasamoto and Yoshiko Tamura, founders of the POW Research Network Japan,¬† I contacted them, and they graciously asked if I'd like to see the sites where my grandfather died as a prisoner of war.¬†Amor fati! These … Continue reading Mythic Yoga Journey to POW Sites in Tokyo

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Osaka Tenjin Matsuri Festival: Opportunity to Participate In The Cosmos

I felt the world re-enchanted and a reconnection to sacred time when I was transported out of mundane time by participating in the Tenjin Matsuri Festival in Osaka July 24-25. A festival that is considered one of the top three festivals in Japan and has been held at the Temmangu Shinto Shrine for over 1,000 years, it allows young and old to cut through the one-dimensional rationality that dominates our consumer society and momentarily restore the sacred connection to the cosmos.