News Round Up w/e 6th June 2021
A round-up of news & snippets from Zen cyber-space
This week from Zen cyber space: renowned poet Alan Ginsberg narrates his spiritual journey, an online meditation event for beginners at the London Zen Centre and a firefighter's 'Zen' wisdom.
Sonic Satori - Lion's Roar (lionsroar.com) Music as a contemplative practice requires both the performer and the listener to pay close attention. Read culture critic Donald Brackett’s suggestions for meditative albums and listen to his playlist below.
Upcoming Events | Shobo-an Zen Centre (rinzaizencentre.org.uk) 8th June 2021 This monthly Zen practice evening is a public online event and newcomers with no previous experience are welcome. Please register via Eventbrite if you wish to attend and we will send you a link to join the meeting.
What to Do in An Emergency: A Zen Firefighter’s Wisdom - Lion's Roar (lionsroar.com) When the going gets tough, the tough get mindful. In his new book, Firefighter Zen, Hersch Wilson offers valuable tips for any stressful situation when you need to be calm, cool, and effective.
The Vomit of a Mad Tyger -- Allen Ginsberg – Lion's Roar (lionsroar.com) Lion’s Roar presents this exclusive autobiographical account from the late poet and cultural icon Allen Ginsberg, narrating his spiritual journey from Blake to the Buddha.
Is there a Buddhist Bible? (tricycle.org) The Tibetan canon of Buddhist texts is just one of the many bodies of text considered authoritative by different Buddhist communities around the world…
We’re Queer And We’ve Been Here - Tricycle: The Buddhist Review Rediscovering Buddhism’s LGBT history of gay monks, homoerotic samurai, and gender-nonconforming practitioners and gods
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