As many of you probably know, a massive earthquake and tsunami have hit Japan, killing hundreds. The Buddhist blogosphere has a fair number of members in it from Japan, so I took a look around to see if there is any news to share.
Jundo Cohen over at Treeleaf Zendo reported:
We lost part of the roof, this and that ... but it's just stuff. Everyone okay.
No power, so may be out of touch for awhile.
Land moves, heart is still.
Joseph at Somewhere in Dhamma puts in a plea to keep blogger Marcus in our thoughts and prayers.
Most of the Buddhist blogging community knows Marcus from his former blog, Marcus’ Journal, and from his current writing on Wake Up and Laugh.
He’s been a special friend to me since we met through Chong Go Sunim’s Saturday talks and taking our precepts together at Hanmaum.
Recently, Marcus moved to Tokyo, and I’d just like to ask everyone to include some thoughts that he and his family are safe and together, along with your thoughts for all those also affected by the earthquake.
Here are some bloggers commenting on Facebook:
Markus Uku Laitinen reports that Zen teacher Gudo Nishijima and family are fine.
Danny Fisher reports "I'm really happy that my old pal Alister Zenryo Kim and his family are safe in Japan."
Rachel Ishiguro reports "So far, my friends and family in HI and Japan have felt some big tremblors, but everyone is OK. Still worried about a couple of friends of friends."
If anyone else has anything to report, feel free to comment.
May everyone in Japan be freed from suffering.
May they be happy, and may they heal.
Peace and blessings.