TEMPLES and TREES…DEER and AUTUMN LEAVES…NARA, Japan

NARA, JAPAN… Straight from the mouths of Wikipedia… Nara (奈良市 Nara-shi?) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan. The city occupies the northern part of Nara Prefecture, directly bordering Kyoto Prefecture. Eight temples, shrines and ruins in Nara, specifically Tōdai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kōfuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, Gangō-ji, Yakushi-ji, Tōshōdai-ji, and the Heijō Palace remain, together …

Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-dera and beyond

We walk south, through a city that is only just awakening. The great Buddhist temples are complexes, filled with shrines, gardens, private living areas, ceremonial spaces, blessing shops and food stands. We enter Yasaka Shrine, then Murayama Park, onward south through the amazing Higashiyama district. Shopkeepers roll up their doors, sweep their porches, stock their displays. Many stores and restaurants …

GLOBAL HEALING CENTER, Kaua’i

Mother Earth is quite the crown jewel! How wonderful to discover her many treasures hidden and tucked away within all the nooks and crannies of the earth. Upon her abundantly rich and fertile soil, rest illuminated places (power centers) that naturally shimmer and shine beyond all space and time. One step upon her heavenly abode, one’s spirit is lifted and …