Nearly 13,000 lack resident leaders as depopulation gnaws at community pillars
TOKYO, Japan -- Japan is home to more Buddhist temples than convenience stores, but many are struggling to find the parishioners they need to stay afloat. As congregations shrink, thousands of temples are going without resident priests. More
This is how Buddhist monks live without money
by Tree Watson, Economy, 15 April 2017
Laypeople and the monastic community have a relationship of mutual dependence. It's called 'gift economics'
"Take money, for example. In the past there wasn’t any paper money. Paper was just paper, without any value. Then people decided that silver money was hard to store, so they turned paper into money. And so it serves as money." More