News Round Up w/e 24th April 2021
News and snippets from Zen cyber-space
Thai Buddhist monks attempt to get into Guinness Book of Records and does the re-starting of a clock in a Japanese temple signal the re-birth of an area devastated by an earthquake?
Headspace’s New Show Is Barely a Balm in a Global Pandemic. Op-ed in Tricycle. The meditation app company now has a new Netflix series but does it really scratch the surface in our current condition?
Stefanos Tsitsipas talks about being inspired by Buddhism, reveals he has been working on breathing and meditation. After winning the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday by beating Andrey Rublev in the final, Stefanos Tsitsipas shed light on how Buddhism has helped improve his game. The Greek talked about a couple of practices in particular that he found useful - conscious breathing and meditation.
Suffering and Joy on a Buddhist Homestead. Recently, I fulfilled a lifelong dream by purchasing a piece of property that I hope to turn into a homestead. It is nothing fancy; a small house in the country with a couple of acres behind it, but it is perfect for what I want to do: to practice Buddhism and grow my own food.
Monks from Lanka visit archaeological sites of Ghandhara Buddhist civilisation in Pak. A 12-member delegation of Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka on Friday visited various archaeological sites of Ghandhara Buddhist civilisation in Pakistan''s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and performed religious rituals.
Thai Buddhist sect attempts world record with 330,000 candles. Buddhist monks chanted around a spaceship-shaped golden shrine, as a controversial Thai sect burned 330,000 candles attempting a Guinness World Record for the largest flaming image on Thursday -- all to commemorate Earth Day.
'It's a sign': Buddhist temple clock that stopped during Fukushima earthquake restarts after a decade.
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