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Kagamibiraki (traditional ceremony “Opening the mirror”) and renewing New Year resolutions. The number of junior division students has increased, and a large amount of mochi (rice cake) was sold.
February 20, 2014 2 teachers and 8 students from Frederick Douglas Academy, a public school in Harlem New York, visited Joganji Temple and tried Zazen (sitting meditation) and Karate. Letters from them *In Zazen, I felt very calm, I didn’t feel the passing of time. And, was able to empty my mind. I want to do more Zazen and become at one with the universe. *At the temple I was able to learn how not to feel the cold. And even though I sat for one hour I was surprised that […]