News Round Up w/e 16th January 2021
News and snippets from Zen cyber-space
Trip to some famous Buddha Temples in India. Saying that Buddhism is one of the most-loved religions in the world won’t be incorrect. India, of course, is the proud home to Bodh Gaya, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment in the 5th century and gave his first preaching in Saranth, Varanasi.
Remembering Sojun Mel Weitsman. The founder of the Berkeley Zen Center has died. He was 91 years old.
How an epidemic spread Buddhism through Japan. The country's unique blend of Shinto and Buddhism was spurred by an ancient epidemic that decimated the nation
Sing Me A Song: The Impact of Screens on a Remote Bhutanese Mountain Village. Sing Me A Song is a new documentary film by French director Thomas Balmès that explores the ways in which rapid technological development has impacted the remote mountain village of Laya in Bhutan.
'A State Of Siege': Russian Buddhists, Mining Company In Mountaintop Showdown. A land dispute between a band of Buddhists and a mining company part-owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is coming to a head following years of stalemate.
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