Aug 1, 2021

News Round Up w/e 1st August 2021

News and snippets from Zen cyber-space


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The Guidelines of Buddhism Navigating today’s moral landscape can prove to be a complex challenge. Koun Franz looks at the Buddha’s five precepts, how they help, and how they hinder.

Can you measure compassion? In a new paper, researchers have proposed a scale for measuring the Buddhist virtues of loving-kindness and compassion.

Buddhist Naga Practice to Heal the Environment — Full Sadhana Translated

Has Secularism Become a Religion? In an excerpt from Secularizing Buddhism: New Perspectives on a Dynamic Tradition, scholar Sarah Shaw recognizes the value and potential pitfalls of secular interpretations of Buddhism.

The Thukdam Project Inside the first-ever scientific study of post-mortem meditation


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