Oct 28, 2021

News Round Up for w/e 28th October 2021

News and snippets from Zen cyber-space

This week from Zen cyber space, the Dalai Lama talks about what is often forgotten by westerners practicing Buddhism, an interreligious dialogue on faith and science ahead of the COP26 and how love is not all we need.

The Dalai Lama


The Heart of the Buddha -- The Dalai Lama – Lion's Roar (lionsroar.com)

The Heart of the Buddha BY THE DALAI LAMA Forget all the fancy meditation practices, says His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the real heart of Buddhism is complete commitment to others. In this commentary on The Way of the Bodhisattva, he describes the awakened heart of the Buddha, which is his vow to attain enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. 

Are all Buddhists vegetarians? Are all Buddhists really vegetarian meditators? Is Buddhism pessimistic? Conflicting information about Buddhism is common. Read on to learn more about the most popular misconceptions.

Buddhists Offer Mindfulness and Inter-religious Dialogue on Faith and Science ahead of COP26 The Jodo Shinshu (Buddhist) International Office and the Plum Village’s Earth Holder Community are offering events in advance of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which runs from 1–12 November.

Monastic Life / Interview: Going to the Other Shor We interviewed Plum Village nuns and monks who have just received their full Bhikshuni/Bhikshu ordination in the recent transmission ceremony.

How Your Brain Creates Your Sense of Self Our powerful brains allow us to imagine and evaluate different scenarios in the past and future. But when we shift our attention to the present, our minds can quiet down.

Love Is Not All We Need If love were enough to truly help others, there would only be one kind of bodhisattva. Melvin McLeod on the trinity of bodhisattva archetypes.

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