Jul 11, 2021

News Round Up w/e 11th July 2021

News and snippets from Zen cyber-space

This week from Zen cyber space, a scroll of esoteric Buddhist texts from Japan, Indonesia plans to make 9th Century temple a worldwide centre for Buddhist, and the Buddhist monks who stopped eating to become mummified.

Heian period (794–1185)Japan, 11th–12th century. Handscroll; ink on paper


By Metropolitan Museum of Art.https://buddhismnow.com/2014/06/18/scroll-of-mudras/

A Body Scan Meditation to Help You Sleep Explore this guided meditation to calm your body, bring mindful curiosity and openness to the present moment, and improve your quality of sleep.

The Life-Changing Words of Mary Oliver The beloved late poet Mary Oliver Oliver was known for her poems that contemplate the relationship between nature and spirituality. In this Lion’s Roar archive article, Rick Bass looks at Oliver’s poem “The Summer Day,” which asks, “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Scroll of Mudras This handscroll depicts hand gestures known as mudras in Sanskrit, the Indian language in which many early Esoteric Buddhist texts were written. In Japan, the gestures are called insō...

Indonesia plans global Buddhist site at Borobudur temple The world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation is studying how to make the 9th century temple a centre for Buddhists ‘all over the world

Having a Tough Conversation? Try the Reset Practice It’s not always the case that our formal mindfulness practice carries seamlessly into daily life—especially in conversations that spark tension. Shalini Bahl-Milne offers a practice to help you ensure you can be mindfully present for these difficult moments.

Buddhist monks who stopped eating to become mummies The term Sokushimbutsu refers to the practice of Buddhist monks who developed asceticism to the point of death and entered mummification while alive.


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