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  Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master. Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote... continue...

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1. Evangelical Christians condemn introduction of Zen Buddhism to York Minster - ChristianToday

ChristianToday

Evangelical Christians condemn introduction of Zen Buddhism to York Minster
ChristianToday
A leading adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that Buddhist meditation introduced by a key cathedral in the north of England breaches the bounds of Christian orthodoxy. Dr Ian Paul, a highly-regarded conservative evangelical member of ...
York Minster criticised for allowing Buddhist meditationThe Guardian
Evangelicals attack York Minster over Pride 'blessing' and meditation classPinkNews
Karma, Rebirth, & Seeking the Great HealingPatheos (blog)

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2. Church of England under fire after cathedral introduces Zen Buddhist meditation into services - Christian Daily

Christian Daily

Church of England under fire after cathedral introduces Zen Buddhist meditation into services
Christian Daily
The Church of England is now under fire after a York Minster clergyman introduced Zen Buddhist meditation into its church services. The Zen Sangha group has been conducting 90-minute silent meditation sessions every other Friday for the past two years.
British cathedral fosters allegedly controversial Buddhist-Christian friendshipLion's Roar

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3. Hakuin's picture of Zen Buddhism - The Japan Times

The Japan Times

Hakuin's picture of Zen Buddhism
The Japan Times
Zen, traced to the ancient teachings of the Buddha Shakyamuni, took root in China via India around 1,500 years ago through the first Zen patriarch, Bodhidharma. Spread there by the priest Linji Yixuan (Rinzai Gigen, died 867), it was transmitted to ...



4. "He Never Said No" -- The inside story of Garry Shandling's Buddhism - Lion's Roar

Lion's Roar

"He Never Said No" -- The inside story of Garry Shandling's Buddhism
Lion's Roar
In this LionsRoar.com exclusive, Shandling's friend, the Buddhist monk Brother Phap Hai — who spoke at Shandling's Hollywood memorial — shares personal stories about Shandling's Buddhist practice and his devotion to Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh's ...



5. Zen and the Five Hindrances - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Zen and the Five Hindrances
Patheos (blog)
It could be this Taoist influence that separates Zen from other branches of Buddhism, making it unique. It has been argued by some Zen teachers that Zen represents a combination between the original Vipassana meditation as taught by the Buddha and ...



6. 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 ...



7. British Cathedral Slammed for its Buddhist Meditation Sessions - Newsweek

Newsweek

British Cathedral Slammed for its Buddhist Meditation Sessions
Newsweek
This week, York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in northern Europe, faced criticism from evangelical Christians for allowing Zen Buddhist meditation sessions to take place on its premises. The York Minster cathedral advertises the open ...
Major Christian Denomination Introduces Buddhist MeditationCharisma News
York: Campaigners protest over interfaith meditation group in church premisesIndependent Catholic News

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8. Peter Coyote spins soulful web at Sebastopol Community Center benefit - Sonoma West

Sonoma West

Peter Coyote spins soulful web at Sebastopol Community Center benefit
Sonoma West
When a Zen Buddhist priest kicks off an interview confessing he'd like to pick his heroin habit back up, should he live to the age of 90 — you know it's going to be an entertaining evening. So it was Sunday, May 22 at the French Garden Restaurant and ...



9. 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 ...




 



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