Fun Link Friday: Breakdancing Monks

How do you bring your hobbies and skills into your everyday life? This past week Tricycle reported on some fun news in the world of Buddhism: two monks from different Buddhist practices who have formed a breakdancing duo. Hoping to convey Buddhist philosophy through movement, the Tendai Buddhist monk Jojitsu Asukai and Pure Land monk Koki Kawahara are now a team (known as Kaiten Bozu, or Spinning Monks) doing performances in Japan. You can check out a video interview with them here:

Will this attract more people to Buddhist practice and change popular images of it? I’m interested to find out!

To read more about these two monks, check out the Tricycle article here.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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