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  One day a Vinaya master asked a Zen master:
-How should one practice Tao?
The Zen master replied:
-Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired.
The Vinaya master said:
-Most people do that.
The Zen master... continue...

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Here are 4 sources of 24-hour news feeds of buddism and zen news around the world.
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1. WATCH: Zen Buddhist Temple in Japan Offers Symbolic Same-Sex Weddings - Advocate.com

Advocate.com

WATCH: Zen Buddhist Temple in Japan Offers Symbolic Same-Sex Weddings
Advocate.com
The Human Rights Campaign's Stances of Faiths on LGBT Issues: Buddhism document notes, “Zen Buddhism does not make a distinction between same-sex and opposite-sex relationships. Instead, the expectation is not to harm, exploit or manipulate others.

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2. Shunkoin Temple In Kyoto Helps Japan's Same-Sex Couples Tie The Knot - Huffington Post

Shunkoin Temple In Kyoto Helps Japan's Same-Sex Couples Tie The Knot
Huffington Post
The temple was one of the most important places for Japanese Zen Buddhism in the early 20th century. Shunkoin is teaming up with Hotel Granvia Kyoto to offer special destination wedding packages for couples who would like to get married inside the ...

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3. Notable & Quotable - Wall Street Journal

Notable & Quotable
Wall Street Journal
then she looked for it in Marxists, in psychoanalysts, in structuralists, looked for it in Lenin, in Zen Buddhism, in Mao Tse-tung, among the followers of yoga, in the school of the nouveau roman, and finally she wishes at least to be in perfect ...



4. Filmmakers realize Japanese-American monk's dream - Asahi Shimbun

Filmmakers realize Japanese-American monk's dream
Asahi Shimbun
What boosted Mittwer's spirits during the hard times was Zen Buddhism, which he first discovered in the United States. His father always had a strong interest in the religion, and under his encouragement, Mittwer made regular visits to a meditation ...

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5. Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to US, dies at 107 - Los Angeles Times

Patheos

Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to US, dies at 107
Los Angeles Times
Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a leading figure in Zen Buddhism in America whose legacy was later complicated by allegations of sexual abuse, has died. He was 107. Roshi died Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Gento Steve ...
Joshu Sasaki Roshi Dead: Leading Zen Buddhist Teacher Dies At 107Huffington Post
Joshu Sasaki DiesPatheos (blog)

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6. Berkeley Buddhist temple hosts homecoming of famed Beat poet Gary Snyder - Paradise Post

Berkeley Buddhist temple hosts homecoming of famed Beat poet Gary Snyder
Paradise Post
He is best known for the famous Zen koan "what is the sound of a single hand." Snyder set the record straight, saying the popularized version -- "What is the sound of one hand clapping" -- is incorrect and the koan never included a reference to ...

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7. Meditation can relieve holiday stress; here's where to learn it in R.I. - The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal

Meditation can relieve holiday stress; here's where to learn it in R.I.
The Providence Journal
Mind Tamers is one of a half-dozen meditation groups under the guidance of Joanne Friday, charismatic disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Vietnamese Zen master and author. One group ... For Buddhist meditation with a Tibetan flavor, the Shambhala ...

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8. Mindfulness: Stealth Buddhist Strategy for Mainstreaming Meditation? - Huffington Post

Mindfulness: Stealth Buddhist Strategy for Mainstreaming Meditation?
Huffington Post
The most influential advocate for mindfulness in America is Jon Kabat-Zinn, a professor of medicine who learned mindfulness from Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. While on a spiritual retreat at the Insight Meditation Society in 1979, ...



9. 10 Steps to being a “Good” Convert Buddhist - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

10 Steps to being a “Good” Convert Buddhist
Patheos (blog)
And then those folks go online, or if you meet them in person will tell face to face, that “Zen people are weird because….” or “I just could never do Tibetan Buddhism because…” or “Theravadins are so…” And out comes a litany of narrow-minded ...

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