Oct 31, 2020
Martin Goodson

News Round up w/e 31st October 2020

News and snippets from Zen cyber-space

Buddha in Cage, Wutai Mountain, Shanxi Province, 1998 From the series The Chinese by Liu Zheng.


Lion's Roar

  • Just When You Think You’re Enlightened. Temporary spiritual experiences, such as flashes of bliss or clarity, can be helpful signs of progress if you know how to handle them, says Andrew Holecek. But if you don’t, beware. They can be traps.

  • Monastic Life / A Life Change - Brother Ngo Khong (Brother Freedom) of Deer Park Monastery tells the story of how he met Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) and found his way to becoming a monk in the Plum Village tradition.

  • The Problem with Ghosts. Margaret Meloni reflects on her experiences of seeing her dead relatives and the problems it has caused her to face with her own beliefs.

  • Buddhist Leaders Welcome 50th Ratification of Nuclear Ban Treaty. Buddhist leaders have hailed the the recent world peace milestone reached over the weekend when Honduras became the all-important 50th nation to ratify an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, paving the way for the establishment of a comprehensive ban on nuclear arms.

  • Heeding Erich Fromm’s Warning. Decades before the mindfulness boom, the influential psychoanalyst foresaw the potential benefits and misuses of Buddhist practice.

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