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  The master Bankei's talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. He never quoted sutras not indulged in scholastic dissertations. Instead, his words were spoken directly from his heart to the hearts of... continue...

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1. Leonard Cohen's tortured love affair with Zen Buddhism - Quartz

Quartz

Leonard Cohen's tortured love affair with Zen Buddhism
Quartz
Leonard Cohen was waiting for the miracle to come, and he waited half his life away. For three decades, the Jewish poet pop star studied Zen Buddhism. At 65, he finally saw small miracles. 'There was just a certain sweetness to daily life that began ...

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2. Documentary on Thich Nhat Hanh Showcases the Zen Way of Life - World Religion News

World Religion News

Documentary on Thich Nhat Hanh Showcases the Zen Way of Life
World Religion News
A documentary on Zen Buddhism under the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh called Walk With Me, seeks to show the world how the Zen community uses mindfulness and detachment from worldly possessions as tools in their spiritual endeavor to know the self ...



3. How Buddhism inspired Monet's masterpieces - Lion's Roar - Lion's Roar

Lion's Roar

How Buddhism inspired Monet's masterpieces - Lion's Roar
Lion's Roar
Was the great Impressionist master inspired by Zen Buddhism? The curator of a new exhibition believes so. Lilly Greenblatt reports for Lion's Roar.

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4. Art of Japan and Tensho Shubun: Zen Buddhist Priest and High Culture of China - Modern Tokyo Times

Modern Tokyo Times

Art of Japan and Tensho Shubun: Zen Buddhist Priest and High Culture of China
Modern Tokyo Times
The Middle Kingdom of China impacted greatly on Japanese high culture and this enabled new ideas, fusions, and to highlight the subtle and unique differences of indigenous culture. Tensho Shubun, a Zen Buddhist priest who was born in the late ...



5. Christmas as it is - Times Colonist (blog)

Times Colonist (blog)

Christmas as it is
Times Colonist (blog)
Probably most people have heard about the quality the Buddhists call 'suchness' or 'thusness' (Sanskrit, tathata). It refers to a sense of an absolute reality which is untainted by judgement, opinion or preferences. It is a central concept in Zen and ...



6. Zen Becoming Western: A Reflection on Boundless Way Zen on the Occasion of Dr James Cordova's Dharma ... - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Zen Becoming Western: A Reflection on Boundless Way Zen on the Occasion of Dr James Cordova's Dharma ...
Patheos (blog)
And Josh's influence is born, in part, from his ongoing exploration of the role of nondual faith, true entrusting, and deep acceptance in Zen, informed by his study of Shin Buddhism with Tai and Mark Unno, as well as his editorial work with scores of ...



7. Steve Jobs and the Rediscovery of Zen - Nippon.com

Steve Jobs and the Rediscovery of Zen
Nippon.com
Suzuki Daisetsu (D.T. Suzuki), whose English-language books and essays brought Zen Buddhism to the attention of Westerners. Zen Buddhism is a sect of Mahayana Buddhism that focuses on the attainment of spiritual enlightenment through meditation.



8. Commentary: Are all Buddhists atheists? | KALW - KALW

Commentary: Are all Buddhists atheists? | KALW
KALW
In the comments on our Nov. 21 story, "Some, None or Done: A Zen Atheist," listeners discussed whether Buddhism is theistic or non-theistic. We asked John.

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9. Fighting fire with Zen at Tassajara - San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Fighting fire with Zen at Tassajara
San Francisco Chronicle
Being at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in the summer and the fall is being with fire, or at least co-existing with the possibility that a sudden fire could sweep through these rugged hills east of Big Sur and devour this historic Buddhist monastery and ...




 



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