Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Mini-Post: Japanese Buddhist Response to Tragedy
Hi all--this is just a quick referral to a fascinating article on CNN about the Japanese Buddhist response to the double tragedy of the earthquake and the tsunami. Buddhist traditions in Japan, in case you did not know this, tend to intertwine with the much older Shinto tradition, which has components of ancestor veneration and honoring the spirits of the recently deceased. Of particular interest is the role of young people in modern Japanese Buddhism, or rather, the lack thereof. Anyway, happy reading!