A New Kind of Buddhist Altar for a Changing Japan – Wired
WiredA New Kind of Buddhist Altar for a Changing JapanWiredThe shrines range in size and ornamentation, but some of the most elaborate ones are spectacles of gold, painted wood, and statuettes that act as a focal point for prayer and meditation. In Japan, Buddhism frequently caters to funeral prayer. Even …
Precautions minimize hotel allergies (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Q: I have to travel a lot for work, and I was wondering if you had suggestions about how to make anonymous hotel rooms more comfortable. I have a lot of allergies and take precautions at home, such as a HEPA filter in my vacuum, hardwood floors, and wood blinds on the windows. But you never know about hotel rooms; they’re so dusty!