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Tracy Franz to speak at Chapters in Halifax Nova Scotia

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Join author Tracy Franz as she signs copies of her book, My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan Saturday, July 27th 2019 at Chapters in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 
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Author T.K. Nakagaki to speak at Kinokuniya New York on 'The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross'

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 22, 2018

For those in New York, Kinokuniya will be hosting an author talk and book signing with author of The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the Forces of Hate, Rev. Dr. T.K. Nakagaki.  Read More

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