Sumeru News — Japan

Carving the Divine

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Carving the Divine is a documentary film about the art and craft of making Buddha statues, in the Japanese Shingon tradition. It looks wonderful!  

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Tracy Franz on her Year of Dirt and Water

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My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk’s Wife in Japan Tracy Franz Stone Bridge Press, 2018 308 pages, paperback, 5 x 8 x 5/8” $16.95/ $22.99 CAN ISBN: 9781611720426 (p), 9781611729306 Westerners have been writing about Japan since the first missionaries arrived there in the 16th century. In the 1800s, Lafcadio Hearn won international acclaim for his memoirs of his time there, and since then many others have added to the genre. It’s difficult to bring something fresh to the subject. There have also been a number of books recounting western encounters with Zen, often from...

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah! Sumeru's gift to you is that we are now North America's largest independent Buddhist movie store, in addition to our book publishing activities, just in time for the holidays. Yes, you can find some of these films elsewhere, mostly at much higher prices from scalpers, but you will not find such a large curated collection anywhere else. I will also freely admit that Amazon will occasionally post ridiculously low prices for these films either as loss leaders to capture market share, or from third-party sellers who may or may not deliver as promised. With Sumeru, you can...

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Alexandra David Neel YA bio

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Next up from Sumeru… INCOGNITO, a novel of Alexandra David Neel. Here’s a sneak peek.

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Searching for the Heart of Sacred Space, Faith & Form review

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Our Sumeru book, SEARCHING FOR THE HEART OF SACRED SPACE: Buddhism, Landscape & Awakening, by Dennis Winters, was recently reviewed in Faith and Form, The Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art and Architecture Vol. XLVIII . No. 1. 2015. ISSN 00147001. Here’s the review. Click on the image for a larger view.

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