More about Buddhism and the Crisis in Japan

The Zuiganji temple in Matsushima has opened its doors to those displaced by the tragedy in Japan. Image via Tricycle - Awake in the World.

Tricycle – Awake in the World offers “Three Practices for Japan” and a teaching by Mirka Knaster. In addition, the website points us to the news that the Zuiganji temple (an important hub of Rinzai Zen learning) in hard-hit Matsushima has opened its doors to those displaced by the tragedy (see above picture).

Thich Nhat Hanh has offered a teaching/message to the people of Japan.

Our pal Maia Duerr has a great post at The Liberated Life Project entitled “Four Ways to Show Your Love for Japan — and the Whole World”.

Shambhala Sun Space offers a lesson from Jill S. Schneiderman.

Soka Gakkai International reports on its website of relief efforts by the organization in Tohoku and Shin’etsu regions of Japan.

“What Is Conscious Activism?”

My old buddy Erica Shane Hamilton has just started writing for elephantjournal.com — a publication for which I serve as a columnist.  Please check out her debut piece “What Is Conscious Activism?”

Erica is an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing in the Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Her short piece, “You Are In Me” appeared in Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, I Have Arrived, I Am Home: Celebrating 20 years of Plum Village Life.