Category Archives: Beauty

Being the Rainbow

Yesterday at our Kuan Yin Day gathering (thank you to the lovely women who came along and shared their beautiful energy and heartfelt stories that made the day such a nurturing time together), fellow pilgrim Anette shared a story about … Continue reading

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Sacred Places

As I enter one of the sacred sites dedicated to Kannon (Kuan Yin) on Japan’s ancient┬ápilgrimage route, it feels as though I am walking through an energy veil, a kind of force field that separates this space from the mundane … Continue reading

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Rose-coloured Glasses

To look at life through “rose-coloured glasses” means to see things as better than they really are, or to think that things are more pleasant than they actually are. It has a negative connotation, as if the person with the … Continue reading

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“May all flowers and trees achieve enlightenment”

During the course of my research here in Japan, I’ve encountered a wonderful tradition that has been carried out over the past thousand years in the northern area of Japan, called ‘somokuto.’ A sumokuto is a stone monument with an … Continue reading

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Dreaming Chamber by Karen Casey

Today I’d just like to share with you a beautiful artwork from the Australian Indigenous artist Karen Casey. I was introduced to the video by my lecturer at uni in the unit Art and Spirituality that I am taking this … Continue reading

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