Book A Sense of Direction

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  • Author : Gideon Lewis-Kraus
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • Release : 2014-02-13
  • ISBN : 0957548885
  • Pages : 280 pages

Download or read A Sense of Direction PDF, written by Gideon Lewis-Kraus and published by Pushkin Press. This book was released on 2014-02-13 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young secular writer's journey along ancient religious pilgrimage routes in Spain, Japan and the Ukraine leads to a surprise family reconciliation in this literary memoir Gideon Lewis-Kraus arrived in free-spirited Berlin from San Francisco as a young writer in search of a place to enjoy life to the fullest, and to forget the pain his father, a gay rabbi, had caused his family when he came out in middle age and emotionally abandoned his sons. But Berlin offers only unfocused dissipation, frustration and anxiety; to find what he is looking for (though he's not quite sure what it is), Gideon undertakes three separate ancient pilgrimages, travelling hundreds of miles: the thousand-year old Camino de Santiago in Spain with a friend, a solo circuit of eighty-eight Buddhist temples on the Japanese island of Shikoku, and finally, with his father and brother, a migration to the tomb of a famous Hassidic mystic in the Ukraine. It is on this last pilgrimage that Gideon reconnects with his father, and discovers that the most difficult and meaningful quest of all was the journey of his heart. A beautifully written, throught-provoking, and very moving meditation on what gives our lives a sense of purpose, and how we travel between past and present in search of hope for our future. Gideon Lewis-Kraushas written for numerous US publications, includingHarper's,The Believer,The New York TimesBook Review,Los Angeles TimesBook Review,Slate, and others. A 2007-08 Fulbright scholarship brought him to Berlin, a hotbed of contemporary restlessness where he conceived this book. He now lives in New York, but continues to find himself frequently on the road to other places. “Beautiful, often very funny... a story that is both searching and purposeful, one that forces the reader, like the pilgrim, to value the journey as much as the destination.”New Yorker “Gideon Lewis-Kraus has written a very honest, very smart, very moving book about being young and rootless and even wayward. With great compassion and zeal he gets at the question: why search the world to solve the riddle of your own heart?” Dave Eggers “If David Foster Wallace had writtenEat, Pray, Loveit might have come close to approximating the adventures of Gideon Lewis-Kraus” Gary Shteyngart

Book The Classification of Buddhism

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  • Author : Bruno Petzold
  • Publisher : Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN : 9783447033732
  • Pages : 1060 pages

Download or read The Classification of Buddhism PDF, written by Bruno Petzold and published by Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. This book was released on 1995 with total page 1060 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Handbook of Japanese Mythology

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  • Author : Michael Ashkenazi
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 1576074676
  • Pages : 375 pages

Download or read Handbook of Japanese Mythology PDF, written by Michael Ashkenazi and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An introductory guide to the mythology of Japan—one of the most pervasive yet least understood facets of Japanese culture.

Book Sacred Places

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  • Author : Brad Olsen
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 9781888729023
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read Sacred Places PDF, written by Brad Olsen and published by CCC Publishing. This book was released on 2000 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.

Book Religion in Contemporary Japan

Download or read Religion in Contemporary Japan PDF, written by I. Reader and published by Springer. This book was released on 1991-02-22 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What role does religion play in contemporary Japanese society and in the lives of Japanese people today? Through a series of case-studies of religion in action - at crowded temples and festivals, in austere Zen meditation halls, at home and work, at dramatic fire rituals - it illustrates the immense variety, energy and colour inherent in Japanese religion while discussing the continued relevance and responses of religion in a rapidly modernising and changing society.

Book Sacred Places Around the World

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  • Author : Brad Olsen
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Release : 2004-02-01
  • ISBN : 1888729317
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read Sacred Places Around the World PDF, written by Brad Olsen and published by CCC Publishing. This book was released on 2004-02-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions.

Book Kukai the Universal

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  • Author : Ryōtarō Shiba
  • Publisher : Icg Muse Incorporated
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 350 pages

Download or read Kukai the Universal PDF, written by Ryōtarō Shiba and published by Icg Muse Incorporated. This book was released on 2003 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive work chronicles the life of Kukai, the monk who brought Buddhism to Japan in the ninth century and is considered to be the father of Japanese culture.

Book Rough Guide to Japan  Travel Guide eBook

Download or read Rough Guide to Japan Travel Guide eBook PDF, written by Rough Guides and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2020-10-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Rough Guide to Japan Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. World-renowned 'tell it like it is' travel guide. Get Olympic ready with this practical 'tell it like it is' guidebook to Japan. Featuring extensive listings and maps, this is packed with information to help travellers make the most of their Tokyo 2020 Olympic adventure. Discover Japan with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to make the tough but rewarding hike up Mount Fuji, wander through neon-drenched Tokyo or take a tour around the numerous sake breweries, The Rough Guide to Japan will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way. Features of this travel guide to Japan: - Detailed regional coverage: provides practical information for every kind of trip, from off-the-beaten-track adventures to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas - Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most from your trip to Japan - Meticulous mapping: practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Osaka, Fukuoka and many more locations without needing to get online - Fabulous full-colour photography: features inspirational colour photography, including the tranquil, moss-covered temples of Kyoto and an abundance of delicious sushi that will leave you salivating. - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Naoshima, Yakushima, Hiroshima and Nikko's best sights and top experiences - Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more - Background information: comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter provides fascinating insights into Japan, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary - Covers: Tokyo (and around); Northern Honshu; Hokkaido; Central Honshu; Kyoto and Nara; Kansai; Western Honshu; Shikoku; Kyushu; Okinawa You may also be interested in: Pocket Rough Guide Tokyo, Rough Guide Tokyo, Rough Guide Phrasebook: Japanese About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

Book Matsuri and Religion

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  • Author :
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2021-08-30
  • ISBN : 9004466541
  • Pages : 329 pages

Download or read Matsuri and Religion PDF, written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-08-30 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines matsuri (festivals) from both urban and rural communities in Japan, showing their interconnectedness to religious life. Based on ethnographic research, authors explore historical change, identity, affect, cultural heritage, tourism, and the intersection of religion with politics.

Book We Japanese

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  • Author : De_Garis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-05
  • ISBN : 1136183671
  • Pages : 618 pages

Download or read We Japanese PDF, written by De_Garis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-05 with total page 618 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Book Monumenta Nipponica

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1943
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 552 pages

Download or read Monumenta Nipponica PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1943 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes section "Reviews".

Book RLE  Japan Mini Set F  Philosophy and Religion  4 vols

Download or read RLE Japan Mini Set F Philosophy and Religion 4 vols PDF, written by Various Authors and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-19 with total page 1448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mini-set F: Philosophy & Religion re-issues 4 volumes originally published between 1926 and 1967. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact [email protected] (customers in the UK, Europe and Rest of World)

Book The Buddhist Sects of Japan

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  • Author : E Steinilber-Oberlin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-10-18
  • ISBN : 1136903631
  • Pages : 314 pages

Download or read The Buddhist Sects of Japan PDF, written by E Steinilber-Oberlin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-10-18 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into many sects with greatly differing doctrines, though all profess a method destined to elevate the soul and a method of action. The understanding of this spiritual movement is an important key to the understanding of the contemporary Japanese state of mind, and The Buddhist Sects of Japan gives the first complete account of it in the English language.

Book Lonely Planet Best Day Hikes Japan

Download or read Lonely Planet Best Day Hikes Japan PDF, written by Lonely Planet and published by Lonely Planet. This book was released on with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Great Fool

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  • Author :
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 1996-06-01
  • ISBN : 0824862708
  • Pages : 325 pages

Download or read Great Fool PDF, written by and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1996-06-01 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taigu Ryokan (1759-1831) remains one of the most popular figures in Japanese Buddhist history. Despite his religious and artistic sophistication, Ryokan referred to himself as "Great Fool" and refused to place himself within the cultural elite of his age. In contrast to the typical Zen master of his time, who presided over a large monastery, trained students, and produced recondite religious treatises, Ryokan followed a life of mendicancy in the countryside. Instead of delivering sermons, he expressed himself through kanshi (poems composed in classical Chinese) and waka and could typically be found playing with the village children in the course of his daily rounds of begging. Great Fool is the first study in a Western language to offer a comprehensive picture of the legendary poet-monk and his oeuvre. It includes not only an extensive collection of the master's kanshi, topically arranged to facilitate an appreciation of Ryokan's colorful world, but selections of his waka, essays, and letters. The volume also presents for the first time in English the Ryokan zenji kiwa (Curious Accounts of the Zen Master Ryokan), a firsthand source composed by a former student less than sixteen years after Ryokan's death. Although it lacks chronological order, the Curious Account is invaluable for showing how Ryokan was understood and remembered by his contemporaries. It consists of colorful anecdotes and episodes, sketches from Ryokan's everyday life. To further assist the reader, three introductory essays approach Ryokan from the diverse perspectives of his personal history and literary work.

Book The Three Treasures

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  • Author : Edward Kamens
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2023-01-25
  • ISBN : 0472055801
  • Pages : 461 pages

Download or read The Three Treasures PDF, written by Edward Kamens and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2023-01-25 with total page 461 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An updated, augmented, and illustrated study and translation of this landmark collection of Buddhist tales

Book The Rough Guide to Japan  Travel Guide eBook

Download or read The Rough Guide to Japan Travel Guide eBook PDF, written by Rough Guides and published by Rough Guides UK. This book was released on 2017-09-07 with total page 1667 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore Japan with the smartest and shrewdest guidebook on the market. Fully updated and expanded, this stunningly illustrated travel guide brings you superb coverage of all the country's unmissable experiences, from staying in a cosy ryokan and soaking in an onsen bath to climbing snow-capped Mount Fuji and watching a titanic bout of sumo. Get up-to-the minute tips on contemporary Japan, from Kyoto's burgeoning street-food scene to Tokyo's up-and-coming hipster hubs, and read expert background on everything from anime to Zen. Packed with advice on all the best places to eat, sleep, drink and party - on every budget - this new edition of The Rough Guide to Japan covers Japan with our trademark mix of candour, insight and practical advice. Full colour maps and Japanese characters are given throughout to help navigate this bewildering and bewitching country. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Japan. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.