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  In Tokyo in the Meiji era there lived two prominent teachers of opposite characteristics. One, Unsho, an instructor in Shingon, kept Buddha's precepts scrupulously. He never drank intoxicants, nor did he eat after eleven o'clock in the morning.... continue...

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1. Zen master spreads Buddhism at home as foreign population grows fast - Korea Times

Korea Times

Zen master spreads Buddhism at home as foreign population grows fast
Korea Times
Pomnyun speaks during "A Casual Conversation with a Zen Master," his first Dharma talk session with foreign residents of Korea, at the Memorial Hall of Korean Buddhist History and Culture in Jogye Temple in Jongno-gu, downtown Seoul, last Friday.



2. Executives at Salesforce rely on this teaching from Zen Buddhism to think through big strategy decisions - Business Insider

Business Insider

Executives at Salesforce rely on this teaching from Zen Buddhism to think through big strategy decisions
Business Insider
Inspired by Zen Buddhism, executives at Salesforce keep the Japanese phrase "shoshin" front of mind when thinking through company strategy. Shoshin means "beginner's mind." It's an attitude of open-mindedness which discourages doing things one way ...
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3. Buddhist Leaders Condemn Child Separation at US-Mexico Border - Tricycle

Tricycle

Buddhist Leaders Condemn Child Separation at US-Mexico Border
Tricycle
Soto Zen Buddhist Association (SZBA) president Rev. Tenku Ruff—who co-wrote the document with Rev. Myozan Kodo Kilroy of the Irish Buddhist Union, Rev. Shugen Arnold of the Mountains and Rivers Order, and Pali translator and Buddhist Global Relief ...

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4. (Zen) Buddhists & the Unitarian (Universalist) Encounter - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

(Zen) Buddhists & the Unitarian (Universalist) Encounter
Patheos (blog)
Inspired by a conversation about the Japanese Buddhist and American Unitarian encounter, I dug around to find this paper which I first delivered back in 2014. It's about some details of that meeting between Buddhism, really mostly the meeting of Zen ...



5. Non-action as a way - Economic Times (blog)

Economic Times (blog)

Non-action as a way
Economic Times (blog)
There is a common misconception that Buddhism and Zen advocate idleness and passivity. Zen emphasises being and not becoming. It tells us to focus on what is, and not on what should be. Lao Tzu, the author of 'Tao Te Ching', observes that “by non ...



6. In Japan, Zen and the art of yoga - The Hindu

The Hindu

In Japan, Zen and the art of yoga
The Hindu
Mr. Shimomura has been practising yoga for about five years and immediately felt a connection, given the centrality of meditation and breathing to Zen Buddhism. Japan's is the only Parliament with an in-house Yoga Promotion League. Mr. Shimomura who ...



7. I Find Myself Asked What of Zen is Worth Preserving? - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

I Find Myself Asked What of Zen is Worth Preserving?
Patheos (blog)
There is for me especially and for many that next religious and culture clash in Japan and the birthing of Japanese Zen with its own flavors and issues. And, now, Zen come West, where it is both a school or more properly a constellation of schools of ...



8. A Brief Zen Buddhist Catechism: A First Draft - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

A Brief Zen Buddhist Catechism: A First Draft
Patheos (blog)
Inspired by these attempts I thought I'd try to compose a “Brief Zen Buddhist Catechism.” I'm starting with Bishop Ledbetter's Smaller Catechism, but adapting it in light of both contemporary scholarship and my own Zen perspective. Very much a first draft.



9. The Zen of Yasunarti Kawabata - Patheos (blog)

The Zen of Yasunarti Kawabata
Patheos (blog)
Kawabata's Nobel lecture is notable for several reasons, one for his explicit presentation of his understanding of Zen Buddhism. I share it here. Japan, the Beautiful and Myself. Yasunari Kawabata. “In the spring, cherry blossoms, in the summer the cuckoo.



10. “I Am Certain of Nothing” A Small Reflection on the “Zen” Wisdom of Anthony Bourdain - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

“I Am Certain of Nothing” A Small Reflection on the “Zen” Wisdom of Anthony Bourdain
Patheos (blog)
I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon an article where Bourdain actually cites “beginner's mind,” a Zen term of art made famous by the American Zen Buddhist missionary Shunryu Suzuki. One more passing connection between Bourdain and Buddhism, ...




 



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