News Round Up w/e 12th December 2020
News and snippets from Zen cyber-space
'It's not weird or foreign': the Ugandan monk bringing Buddhism to Africa – photo essay. As the first Ugandan Buddhist monk, the most venerable Bhante Bhikkhu Buddharakkhita has ambitions to train 54 novices, one for every African nation.
Watch: Peter Coyote reflects on our place in the world in “Hokyoji First Encounter” In this short, lovely little film, Peter Coyote — actor, author, and Zen priest — takes you to Hokyoji Zen Practice Community, which is found on 105 acres of forested land in rural, Southeast Minnesota.
This Neuroscientist Decoded the Brain Patterns of Meditators. Recent neuroscientific research results illuminate the way a meditator's internal brain processes can flow and fluctuate during meditation.
How the Gandharan Manuscripts Change Buddhist History. The Gandharan Buddhist manuscripts are leading scholars to rethink the origins of Mahayana Buddhism. Richard Salomon looks at what we can learn from the recently-unearthed texts.
Noh Now. Japanese Noh theater is one of the most august performing traditions in the world. It attains heights of artistry and spiritual awareness rarely reached by other forms of theater.
Sublime Wanderings: Rediscovering the Buddha in the Footsteps of Xuanzang. “I started working on this project, Retracing Bodhisattva Xuanzang, in December 2018,” Anand tells Buddhistdoor Global. “I had this in my mind for a long time, but I became more motivated after I had an opportunity to walk with American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Salopek in 2018.”
First Online Exhibition of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Shared Buddhist Heritage Opens. The exhibition features the latest technologies, including 3D scanning, a webGL platform, virtual space utilization, innovative curation and narration methodology, and more. Visitors have an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and a glimpse of the artistic wealth displayed in various museums across Asia.
Enter Sandman by Metallica performed by Ven. Kossan (Buddhist Monk Cover) - well it is the weekend!
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