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KotoJazz 13: Koto Jazz & The Shinto Source

This week, I visited North America’s first sanctioned Japanese Shinto Shrine, the Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America in Granite Falls, Washington (a suburb of Seattle). I was lead back to the Shinto spiritual nature just as I described- immersion into the beauty within the leaf of a delicate red lace maple tree, luminescent light green moss dripping down from tree branches in the world’s largest temperate rain forest ecoregion (as defined by World Wildlife Fund). 420 more words

Koto Jazz

9 Magical Zen Gardens (PHOTOS)

Zen garden is an interesting and deeply spiritual aspect of Japanese gardening traditions. The typical Zen garden consists of an enclosed and shallow sand box of sorts which features predominantly sand or gravel with rocks of various shapes and sizes. 159 more words


The Wisdom of Zen

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Life is suffering. 

You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself. 137 more words


Japanese Garden Meditation

A meditation video set to beautifully relaxing flute music with scenes of Japanese gardens, zen gardens, and waterfalls.  It is just over 13 minutes in length. 65 more words

Peaceful Self Retreats

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon. If you can’t go to Japan, you could always go to Oregon. Close enough…