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News Round Up for w/e 10th October 2021
News and snippets from Zen cyber-space
This week we commemorate Bodhidharma Day with a recorded service from Daifukuji Temple and visit the grottos of Huashi Temple in China which are over 1,200 years old.
Bodhidharma Day was on 5th October this last week. To commemorate the First Patriarch of Zen we link to a memorial service and sermon from Daifukuji Soto Zen Temple.
How to make your work meaningful: washing laundry, meditating or making art, the key, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches, is always to savor the task at hand.
423-kilometer Buddhist Pilgrimage Begins: A Buddhist pilgrimage dedicated to hope and consolation in the pandemic era has begun with participants embarking on a cross-country journey.
Buddhist dismissed from jury for saying she wants love and forgiveness instead of prison for defendant. A juror has been dismissed from a major fraud trial because sending someone to prison would go against her beliefs.
Chinese Government Instructs Tibetan Monastics to Learn Chinese Language. Monastics have been instructed to speak to each other in Mandarin and translate classroom texts.
Two arrested after a series of fires, including one at a Buddhist Temple. MONTREAL -- Two young men have been arrested in connection with multiple fires set a week ago in Laval, including one at a Buddhist temple that was set while monks were inside.
Huazhi Temple's Buddhist grottoes still breathtaking after 1,200 years. Hidden in the deep forest on the Huashi Mountain surrounded by Zhuxi Lake in the city of Qionglai, Sichuan Province, Huazhi Temple earns its reputation from its beautiful Buddhist grottoes that date back more than 1,200 years.
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