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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

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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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