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  The exquisite Shunkai whose other name was Suzu was compelled to marry against her wishes when she was quite young. Later, after this marriage had ended, she attended the university, where she studied philosophy. To see Shunkai was to fall... continue...

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1. Buddhist Wisdom for Living Today: Zen and Buddhism 101 - Beliefnet

Buddhist Wisdom for Living Today: Zen and Buddhism 101
Beliefnet
In the new forward by Nelson Foster, we learn that Aitken had some initial trouble getting this published. One might be able to appreciate why. Zen can be recondite and this collection, animals notwithstanding, is no exception. But if you can get past ...



2. Reinhold Niebuhr's Uncomfortable Challenge: A Zen Buddhist Reflection - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Reinhold Niebuhr's Uncomfortable Challenge: A Zen Buddhist Reflection
Patheos (blog)
I captured it and then googled “Reinhold Niebuhr” and “Barack Obama.” That produced almost 29,000 hits. The first google page led off with a New York Times article titled “Obama the Theologian.” It dated from 2015. The next up was from 2010 when CNN ...



3. Is mindfulness meditation a capitalist tool or a path to enlightenment? Yes - WIRED

WIRED

Is mindfulness meditation a capitalist tool or a path to enlightenment? Yes
WIRED
It's hard to put your finger on the point when the Western stereotype of Buddhist meditation flipped. It was sometime between the 1950s, when Zen Buddhism seeped into the beat generation, and the early 21st century, when mindfulness meditation seeped ...



4. Buddhadharma Book Briefs for Fall 2017 - Lion's Roar

Lion's Roar

Buddhadharma Book Briefs for Fall 2017
Lion's Roar
Richard Bryan McDaniel's Catholicism and Zen (Sumeru 2017) traces the connections, looking to early Catholic encounters with Zen and contemporary Catholics invested in Zen practice. ... What is the importance of the four jhanas for Buddhist practice?



5. What Meditation Can Do for Us, and What It Can't - The New Yorker

The New Yorker

What Meditation Can Do for Us, and What It Can't
The New Yorker
Nearly all popular books about Buddhism are rich in poetic quotation and arresting aphorisms, those ironic koans that are part of the (Zen) Buddhist décor—tales of monks deciding that it isn't the wind or the flag that's waving in the breeze but only ...



6. Zen and the art of soul maintenance - The Hindu

The Hindu

Zen and the art of soul maintenance
The Hindu
The abbot takes his time. Question number 1 on a childhood spent in the shadow of the Korean War is greeted with a smile. Question number 2 on Zen Buddhism is greeted with silence. Eleven seconds, to be precise — it's in the recorder. In that pause ...



7. Zen monk Seigaku: A life with less can be so much more - The Japan Times

The Japan Times

Zen monk Seigaku: A life with less can be so much more
The Japan Times
Higuchi decided to practice as a monk for one year at Eiheiji, one of two main temples of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. Eiheiji is located in Fukui Prefecture. He enjoyed living at Eiheiji very much, although life in the mountains was pretty ...



8. Is Our Destiny in the Stars? A Small, Mostly Zen Meditation - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Is Our Destiny in the Stars? A Small, Mostly Zen Meditation
Patheos (blog)
And, I am a Zen Buddhist. I have that naturalistic and rationalist stance, or approach, but at the same time I've found more than solace in Zen and its particular expression of Buddhism. I've found pointers where I center my hope. It is hope tempered ...



9. In Kyoto: The Ryoan-ji and the Zen rock garden | SunStar - Sun.Star

Sun.Star

In Kyoto: The Ryoan-ji and the Zen rock garden | SunStar
Sun.Star
On my third stop for the day on the third day in Kyoto I found myself in the Ryoan-ji, an aristocrat's villa during the Heian Period converted to a Zen temple belonging to the Myoshin-ji school of the Rinzai branch of Zen Buddhism in 1450. I sat before ...




 



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