25 episodes

Thrilling accounts of one man's journey to over 700 sites in Japan and China, with plenty of Buddhist teachings thrown in

Temple Tales Newsletter and Podcast James Baquet AKA The Temple Guy

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Thrilling accounts of one man's journey to over 700 sites in Japan and China, with plenty of Buddhist teachings thrown in

    Ep. 100: The Temple of the Sleeping Dragon (8:05 min)

    Ep. 100: The Temple of the Sleeping Dragon (8:05 min)

    In the splendor that is Xi'an, Wolong Temple barely registers on most itineraries. Yet, it's called "the oldest temple in Shaanxi Province"! Let's take a look in this landmark 100th episode of-- TEMPLE TALES! FULL Show Notes at SubstackClick for audio and podcast links »

    Ep. 099: The Temple of the Warring Monks (11:47 min)

    Ep. 099: The Temple of the Warring Monks (11:47 min)

    Let's look at a place that was once headquarters for an army of warring monks, Mii-dera on the shores of Lake Biwa and--more significantly--at the base of Mount Hiei, in this episode of-- TEMPLE TALES! FULL Show Notes at SubstackClick for audio and podcast links »

    Ep. 098: A Touch of Tibet in Old Chang'an (14:45)

    Ep. 098: A Touch of Tibet in Old Chang'an (14:45)

    Four days after returning from the first leg of my "Chinese Pilgrimage," I was standing in front of the Terracotta Army, one of China's highest-rated tourist destinations. In just three days we would visit this as well as four temples from my list. Come visit the first one in this episode of-- TEMPLE TALES! FULL Show Notes at SubstackClick for audio and podcast links »

    Ep. 097: Stone Mountain Temple (9:51 min)

    Ep. 097: Stone Mountain Temple (9:51 min)

    I have been twice to beautiful Ishiyama-dera, Shiga Prefecture's "Stone Mountain Temple." Learn about both visits in this episode of-- TEMPLE TALES! FULL Show Notes at SubstackClick for audio and podcast links »

    Ep. 096: The Temple of the Jade Buddha (5:38 min)

    Ep. 096: The Temple of the Jade Buddha (5:38 min)

    Jade Buddha Temple, the last temple I saw in Shanghai, is the home of several magnificent (you guessed it) jade Buddhas. Let's visit them in this episode of-- TEMPLE TALES! FULL Show Notes at SubstackClick for audio and podcast links »

    Ep. 095: The Temple among the Rocks (7:58 min)

    Ep. 095: The Temple among the Rocks (7:58 min)

    Another temple, another mountain. Iwama-dera (also called Shoho-ji, meaning "Correct Dharma Temple") is located at an altitude of 1280 feet, which accounts for the misty atmosphere on the January day in 2001 when I visited. Come and see in this episode of--TEMPLE TALES! FULL Show Notes at SubstackClick for audio and podcast links »

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