Editor of The Zen Gateway website and practitioner of Zen Buddhism.
News Round Up for w/e 4th September 2021
News and snippets from Zen cyber space
How do the sangha cope with negative feelings and the threat to Afghanistan's Buddhist heritage under threat from mining operation.
Eleven Ways to Care for our Negative Feelings: What do the monks and nuns at Plum Village Monastery do when they experience difficult emotions?
The Dharma of Distraction: It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego, the way we protect ourselves against both the pain of life and the open space of awakened mind.
Wirathu: Myanmar military releases firebrand Buddhist monk: Myanmar's military junta has released controversial Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, known for his nationalist and anti-Muslim rhetoric.
An ancient Buddhist city is perched on top of an Afghan copper reserve worth $50 billion—what will happen to it under Taliban control? Cultural heritage workers estimate they have five years to secure the heritage site’s contents before it is destroyed to extract the ore
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