This is a wonderful rendition of the third Great Compassion Mantra as found in the Chinese tradition with some beautiful images uploaded with the victims of the Japanese Tsunami in mind.
The scale of the damage to the Fukushima plant has hardly been seen on the mainstream news, so I think it worthwhile posting here an interview with the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board in India, and a collection of photos.
The silk road featured some beautiful music by someone who was barely known at the time, and who was brought to prominence by writing the haunting theme music for the series, the Japanese musician Kitarō.
In this wonderful video of Sumi-e ink and wash drawing of the Buddha we see both the tension and the flowing movement of the young artist Kazu Shimura as he manages to bring a Buddha to life on his canvas.
Today is the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in Japan at the end of World War II. The first reporter on the scene was the Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett, wrote this moving report which was published one month after the event.