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08/24/08 Livestrong Challange - Philly Tour, Bike Marathon
Volunteering by giving Shiatsu treatments on a massage chair was my contribution to this great event. This photo is a dad and son who rode their bikes for 45 miles. The boy is a fifth grader and his muscles were so sore and tight! Still, he smiled because he did it!
See that happy face!
One of my other passions - organic gardening, especially heirloom veggies. This is a picture of my first harvest from our backyard garden.
Dai Bosatsu Zendo
This is the chanting room where I spent an hour every morning at chanting at 5:30 a.m. which was followed by another hour of meditation done in another room. Breakfast was at 7:30 and sometimes my stomach did some embarrassing singing during the silent meditation!
Todaiji Temple (Great Eastern Temple) in Nara, Japan
The size of this wooden structure was amazing. It is currently the world's largest wooden building, even though the present reconstruction of 1692 is only two thirds of the original temple's size. Todaiji is one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples and houses Japan's largest Daibatsu (Buddha statue.)
Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto
This is as breath taking in person and is covered in gold leaf. In 1397 construction started on the Golden Pavilion as part of a new residence for the retired shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. Kinkakuji was converted into a Zen temple after Yoshimitsu's death in 1408. Kinkakuji functions as a shariden, housing sacred relics of the Buddha.