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1. Zen and the Art of a Higher Education - lareviewofbooks

Zen and the Art of a Higher Education
lareviewofbooks
Herrigel, a German philosopher who took instruction in Kyūdō (“the way of the bow”) in Japan between 1924 and 1929 under Master Awa Kenzô, in order to penetrate what he considered to be the “pure introspective mysticism” of Zen Buddhism. Herrigel's ...



2. The Secrets of Interdependence: Or, Confessing a Universalist Zen Buddhism - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

The Secrets of Interdependence: Or, Confessing a Universalist Zen Buddhism
Patheos (blog)
That too needs unpacking in that as a Zen Buddhist this is where we come to that Heart Sutra line I cited above. Here the identity of form and emptiness of samsara and nirvana cannot be ignored, and it is in fact the deep insight into this that is ...



3. How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave - Vox

Vox

How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave
Vox
As Brother Phap Dung, a senior disciple of the Zen Buddhist master and author Thich Nhat Hanh, told me in a 2016 interview: In meditation, “you're cultivating [peace, kindness, clarity] so you can offer it to others. When you sit with someone who's ...

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4. Many Look To Buddhism For Sanctuary From An Over-Connected World - NPR

NPR

Many Look To Buddhism For Sanctuary From An Over-Connected World
NPR
On the floor of a Zen Buddhist worship space in an apartment building in Washington, D.C., about 15 people recently sat on meditation cushions. They chant sutras and meditate, in complete silence, for a full 30 minutes. And then one of the lay leaders ...

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5. The 'King' of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Report - New York Times

New York Times

The 'King' of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Report
New York Times
He is the head of one of the largest Buddhist organizations in the West, Shambhala International, a network of more than 200 outposts in over 30 countries where thousands come for training in meditation and mindfulness and some delve into deeper ...

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6. Virginia Symphony Orchestra introduces new assistant conductor - Virginian-Pilot

Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Symphony Orchestra introduces new assistant conductor
Virginian-Pilot
Gonzalo Farias is inside Cold Pressed, a trendy juice bar, on one of the hottest days of the week. Sitting with his legs crossed on a weathered leather sofa, he's hard to miss in a black blazer, black shirt and khakis. His calm demeanor and unhurried ...



7. Has the West Produced Any Zen Classics? Beginning a List - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Has the West Produced Any Zen Classics? Beginning a List
Patheos (blog)
There are other books that are not Zen but are profoundly influential within Zen circles that might fit the bill. What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula and After Buddhism by Stephen Batchelor come to mind. Both books also have been subjected to ...



8. Key Terms of Soto Zen Teaching - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Key Terms of Soto Zen Teaching
Patheos (blog)
A great many people are now practicing zazen in the Japanese Soto Zen Buddhist tradition outside Japan. But, because the tradition is so new in other lands, their practice may not always firmly based on a good understanding of the teaching. Before we ...



9. Loyola University, church officials settle claims that Jesuit priest raped 5-year-old on campus - The Advocate

The Advocate

Loyola University, church officials settle claims that Jesuit priest raped 5-year-old on campus
The Advocate
Benjamin L. Wren sexually assaulted the girl beginning in 1978 — when she was 5 years old — and warned her she would go to hell if she told anyone about their "special secret." Wren, an eccentric professor who taught Zen Buddhism at Loyola, died of ...



10. Zen, Writing, and the Art of Facing Cancer: Natalie Goldberg - Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

Zen, Writing, and the Art of Facing Cancer: Natalie Goldberg
Publishers Weekly
In her new memoir, Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home (Shambhala, June), acclaimed teacher and author Natalie Goldberg—a longtime practitioner of Zen Buddhism—writes of finding her way through hospitals, doctors, and painful treatments ...




 



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