[Buddha-l] modern day Vimalakirtis

Dan Lusthaus vasubandhu at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 25 22:26:57 MST 2007


"...in Japan, a group of Buddhist monks are trying to change that. They have
secured a regular spot at a jazz bar where they seek to enlighten and


"Then the chanting begins and strangely haunting melodies fill the space.
It is Shomyo chanting, a style of Buddhist chant found only in Japan."


"They think Buddhism is very difficult, and deep and serious, but Buddhism
is much more than that - exciting, funny even. I want to spread this kind of

He feels people are more receptive in a bar, when they are drinking and with

Also go to

and click on the right to see a video.


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