I am here with Raquel in Kyoto and she has the extraordinary knack of finding things out. There was an amazing ceremony in our local temple tonight and we were invited. It was stunningly beautiful, both the ceremony, gentle drumming and chanting as well as the building and it was a work out standing up and kneeling down a lot. No one minded that I seemed to get out of sync and that I wasn't entirely certain what was going on - so not really the inside story as mentioned in the blog title, but it was absolutely brilliant none the less. I have never met such lovely people, so smiley and the monks all asked if I was on Facebook.