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Swastika symbol removed from maps for foreigners

A traditional symbol that resembles a swastika which is used to indicate Buddhist temples on maps for foreign tourists in Japan will be replaced. The Japanese map symbol is called "manji" and originates from an ancient Sanskrit symbol that has been associated with Japanese Buddhism for centuries. The manji symbol looks very similar to the

Monks Online, Ornate Hearses Decline

Discount Monks Comforting The traditional all-inclusive Buddhist funeral service held at temples is being challenged by lower-cost freelance monks. Obohsan.com is one of these independent-monk providers. It has 45 monks on it’s roster, enlightened in seven disciplines of Buddhism. Having a monk dispatched to a designated funeral service location cuts out the payment to a