Aug 12, 2021

News Round Up w/e 12th August 2021

News and snippets from Zen cyber-space

This week from Zen cyberspace, an award winning short film available for free, are we in a simulation? And the marking of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima.

Paper cranes at Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan. Photo by Lily Li.


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Watch the Emmy award winning Tashi and the Monk On a remote mountaintop a brave social experiment is taking place. Committed to raising children with love and compassion, former Buddhist monk Lobsang Phuntsok ...

Charismatic Modern Gurus Anyone monitoring develop­ments in the modern Western spiritual supermarket — includ­ing its Buddhist counters — must have cause for concern at the activities of some modern teachers, whom we might call charismatic gurus (or just gurus, for short).

Nova Scotia farmhouse becomes a fault line in Buddhist group’s feud over sexual-misconduct scandal Yoga teacher Sean Drohan says Shambhala Global is trying to evict him for speaking out against a spiritual leader he believes is unfit to teach. Now, the case is headed for Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court.

How to Shift Direction When You Feel Stuck Recognize, release, and refocus your emotions with this five-step practice from Elisha Goldstein.

Are we in a simulation? Columbia Professor of Technology & Religion, Dr. David Kittay, explain Columbia Professor Dr. David Kittay shares his view on the theory that we are living in a simulation.

Marking the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima On the 76th anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, Roshi Joan Halifax reflects on why we each must continue working toward the realization of nonviolence in our time.

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