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  A wandering monk called Vaccha asked the Buddha if the Buddha would still exsist after death. The Buddha replied:
"Vaccha, the idea that I would exist or not exist after death - such ideas lead to dense jungles and arid deserts, to entanglements... continue...

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ZEN AND BUDDHISM NEWS
Here are 4 sources of 24-hour news feeds of buddism and zen news around the world.
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1. UA students practice Zen Buddhism - The University of Alabama Crimson White

The University of Alabama Crimson White

UA students practice Zen Buddhism
The University of Alabama Crimson White
Zen is just one form of many practices that fall under the umbrella of Buddhism. Michael Altman, an assistant professor of religious studies with a focus on eastern religions in America, described Buddhism in America as coming in two forms: the ...



2. Zen Buddhism Offers Path Towards Self-actualization - Whitman Pioneer

Zen Buddhism Offers Path Towards Self-actualization
Whitman Pioneer
I don't know about all of you but this quote by Zen master Richard Baker about his instructor, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, concisely expresses the preeminent motive of my life: “self-actualization.” Or, in more pessimistic terms, this quote could be said to ...



3. A WESTERN SOTO ZEN BUDDHIST STATEMENT ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS - Patheos (blog)

A WESTERN SOTO ZEN BUDDHIST STATEMENT ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Patheos (blog)
From the Buddha's time, our teachers have lived close to nature by choice, stepped lightly and mindfully on the earth, realizing that food, water, medicine, and life itself are gifts of nature. The Japanese founders of Soto Zen Buddhism spoke with ...

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4. Buddhist Grand Master Wei Chueh dies - Taipei Times

Taipei Times

Buddhist Grand Master Wei Chueh dies
Taipei Times
Buddhist Grand Master Wei Chueh (惟覺), who founded the Chung Tai Chan Monastery (中台禪寺) in Nantou County's Puli Township (埔里), passed away at 10:31pm on Friday night, the monastery announced yesterday. He was 88. The grand master's death ...
Founder of Chung Tai Chan Monastery passes awayFocus Taiwan News Channel

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5. Zen and the Art of Zombie Killing: A Buddhist Anti-Tech Manifesto - Religion Dispatches

Religion Dispatches

Zen and the Art of Zombie Killing: A Buddhist Anti-Tech Manifesto
Religion Dispatches
Why the current cultural fetish for zombies? In 2014's Hooked, Nir Eyal ventures a guess: “Perhaps technology's unstoppable progress—ever more pervasive and persuasive—has grabbed us in a fearful malaise at the thought of being involuntarily controlled.



6. bell hooks shares her “Big Screen Buddhism” pick - Lion's Roar

Lion's Roar

bell hooks shares her “Big Screen Buddhism” pick
Lion's Roar
My interest in Snyder's poetry and his critical thinking on culture and politics coincided with a desire to learn more about Zen Buddhism. Eager to “study” Zen, I began by reading the works of Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. This generous bringer of Zen to the ...

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7. Full Moon Zen - Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Full Moon Zen
Huffington Post
Ultimate reality goes by many names in Zen — Mind, Buddha, Buddha-nature, and so on. Hotei signals a goal, a direction, and, by extension, a path. But don't mistake the finger for the moon. Another analogy comes to mind: teaching a dog to fetch. The ...



8. What can neuroscience learn from Buddhist meditation? - ABC Science Online

ABC Science Online

What can neuroscience learn from Buddhist meditation?
ABC Science Online
And equally, what can the ancient Buddhist tradition teach neuroscientists about the brain? In an effort to find out, a group of meditation practitioners, psychologists and neuroscientists gathered together for a weekend Zen retreat in rural New South ...



9. Zen-sational: Toyota creates Buddhism-inspired wooden car - Car Keys

Car Keys

Zen-sational: Toyota creates Buddhism-inspired wooden car
Car Keys
Durable but prone to change over time, the wooden car concept is meant to demonstrate the developing relationships between people, their cars and each other, Toyota added. The name itself, Setsuna, is designed to express the Buddhist concept of time ...

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