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HOW’S YOUR CUBICLE’S CHI TODAY?

Feng shui has always been part of my upbringing, like eating won ton noodles and burning incense at the ancestral altar. My family never practiced Chinese geomancy formally. We didn’t arrange our furniture according to where the sun rose, and...

IN BUSY OAKLAND, CALIF., A SERENE OASIS

The surprise is not that Yoshi and Gengo Akiba harbor a Zen Buddhist temple next to their Japanese-style Oakland house and garden. It isn’t that the temple happens to be next door to St. Albert’s College, whose European grandeur is just...

TEMPLE SPACE UNITES JAPANESE, AMERICAN DESIGN

The surprise is not that Yoshi and Gengo Akiba harbor a Zen Buddhist temple next to their Japanese-style Oakland house and garden. The surprise is that the original house, a seemingly perfect fit for the nightclub co-owner and Buddhist priest,...

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