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Sowing the Seeds of a Tropical Village Economy in the Mountains of Sumatra

The village of Air Pahlawan in Sumatra, Indonesia sits amid steep jungled hills two hours’ ride by motorbike up long slopes from the sprawling shore of the Indian Ocean. Home to several dozen families, some whose roots are here and others whose parents or grandparents migrated from West Java in search of fertile land, theContinue reading Sowing the Seeds of a Tropical Village Economy in the Mountains of Sumatra

Prayer Walks on Ghost Roads: Re-Enchanting New England with the Monks of Nipponzan-Myōhōji  

On a chill morning in November 2021 about a dozen people are circled up in a clearing atop a high hill in Massachusetts, the paper brown leaves of oaks and beeches crackling lightly in the wind. Nearby a white dome three-stories high rises from the earth, pale as a cloud, its base ringed with sculptedContinue reading Prayer Walks on Ghost Roads: Re-Enchanting New England with the Monks of Nipponzan-Myōhōji  


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