Konnichiwa from Japan!

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the other shore
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Konnichiwa from Japan!

Postby the other shore » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:01 am

Hello! My name is Jesse, I am an American yoga instructor living and teaching in Japan. I have been practicing Theravada buddhist meditation, as well, for about 8 years. I have lived in Japan for about four and a half years, and intend to go back to America in the fall of 2014 to begin work on a PhD in medical anthropology. I will be studying the ways in which meditation and ritual can have use as therapy in western clinical settings.

I am interested in the ways in which Buddhism, yoga, science and culture, intersect and have created my website for anyone who wants to participate in such dialogue: http://www.theothershore.org
It is still new so I am looking for members now who would be willing to participate, add content and give feedback. Please check it out :)

Have a nice day!

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Re: Konnichiwa from Japan!

Postby Virgo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:16 am

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Re: Konnichiwa from Japan!

Postby cooran » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:43 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel. :group: Look forward to reading more from you.

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Re: Konnichiwa from Japan!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:47 am

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Re: Konnichiwa from Japan!

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:59 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Konnichiwa from Japan!

Postby the other shore » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:15 am

Wow! Thank you guys for your warm welcome. I'd appreciate it if you could stop by my site and get involved. Once I have a decent amount of people contributing, I plan to do interviews and host various kinds of events, like online discussions and interviews with experts doing work related to yoga and Buddhism. These will be free, of course. You can also follow me on twitter and Facebook:


Peace out. I'm looking forward to learning a lot from this awesome website!

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Re: Konnichiwa from Japan!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:14 am

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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