Saturday, August 23, 2008
Travel tales to share
The past twelve months have allowed me to gather experiences that have strengthened my Shiatsu practice. I was able to attend a convention in Boston where I attended workshops with Pauline Sasaki and Jake Paul Fratkin. One of the highlights of the convention was the keynote address by Candace Pert, PhD. During March, I was able to go to Japan and explore Nagasaki, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. There is a lifetime of special stories to share about that trip and yes, I did experience a Shiatsu treatment while I was there. During July I stayed at a Buddhist Monastery (Dai Bosatsu Zendo) in the Catskills and studied with Ohashi and participated with the monks in their daily activities of chanting, mediatation, samu (work detail) and silent meals. These trips were life altering and I will share some experiences once I am able to organize a picture slide show.