Editor of The Zen Gateway website and practitioner of Zen Buddhism.
News Round Up w/e 7th November 2020
News and snippets from Zen cyber-space
I See You Buddha, is an adaptation from one of the stories from The Lotus Sutra turned into a children's book. Maybe an early Christmas present for a little one?
The S.T.O.P. Practice: Creating Space Around Automatic Reactions. Rhonda Magee takes us through this simple portable mindfulness practice she uses to find calm when difficult moments arise.
Women in Buddhism: Breaking Gender Stereotypes. It is an anachronistic myth that the Buddha said that the Dhamma would remain on Earth for only half of its original span if he ordained women as bhikkhunis. The Dhamma is still here and alive, often thanks to women.
Expanding Buddhist Scholarship Through Pali Studies: An Interview with Aleix Ruiz Falqués. There is also a trend in Buddhist studies to revise traditional narratives about Theravada, and to focus on vernacular languages and medieval traditions as opposed to the received discourse based on the primacy of canonical Pali, the obsession for pristine origins and all things "early," and so on.
Thai Airways Offers “Flight to Nowhere” over Buddhist Sacred Sites. A single flight will take off from Bangkok and fly over 99 Buddhist sites, including Wat Arun and Wat Phra Kaew (commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok, Phra Samut Chedi in Samut Prakarn, Wat Phra Boromma That Chaiya in Surat Thani to the south and UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya in the kingdom’s central plains.
Buddhist monk jailed over historic sex attacks on three-year-old girl. Koji Takeuchi, now 80, of Trent Lane, North Clifton near Newark, Notts, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Friday 30 October, after admitting sexual assaults on the girl, then aged between three and nine in her own home between 1975 and 1981.
These Newly Discovered Buddhist Temple Paintings May Be Among Japan’s Oldest. Art historians used infrared photography to identify images that could date to around 685 A.D.
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