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News Round Up w/e 28th November 2020
News and snippets from Zen cyber-space
Advice for Modern America, from When Buddhism Was Seen as a National Threat. For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, Buddhism was considered a threat to America. Hondo Lobley interviews scholar Duncan Williams about what we might want to remember from that time. Introduction by Funie Hsu.
The Couch and the Cushion: Why Mindfulness Is No Substitute for Therapy. Meditation may promote well-being and insight, but it isn’t a cure for psychological problems.
How Your Breath Controls Your Mood and Attention. New research explores the relationship between the pace and intentionality of your breathing, and the brain networks involved in mood, attention, and body awareness.
The Unity of the Self: Buddhism and the Alexander Technique. More than 100 years ago, a young Australian theater actor, Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869–1955), made a series of discoveries about how to use his body structure more efficiently, by deep self-observation.
Buddhist Nun Embarks on Thanksgiving Prayer Walk in New York State. “Some native people from this land said, ‘Our mission is taking care of this Earth,’” Yasuda remarked. “We are [of] the same feeling. Without taking care of this Earth, how do we live in this world? That’s my feeling.”
Caught On Video: 2 Women Wanted For Vandalizing Statues At Buddhist Temple In Santa Ana. Police say the hate crime happened Sunday at the Hu’o’ng Tich Buddhist Temple, 4821 W. 5th Street. Surveillance video released by Santa Ana police shows two women entering the front yard area of the temple’s property, then vandalized several statues with spray paint.
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