News Round Up for w/e 11th June 2023
News and snippets from Zen Cyber-space
This week, a study has found evidence to show that there is actually a direct link between nasal breathing and our cognitive functions plus...much more.
Leaves and Moss by Trevor Leggett "In some Japanese temples, moss is cultivated as a symbol of inner realization. Its progress cannot be forced, and the cultivation, in fact, amounts to removing the obstacles..."
Healing the Scars of History Retreats are being held at Auschwitz, a former plantation, and a site where Indigenous people were massacred. Lindsay Kyte reports on how retreatants are finding freedom from their ancestral pain.
Buddhist Elephant Sculpture from 2,300 Years Ago Unearthed in Odisha! In 563 BCE, Queen Māyā of Shakya, residing in the ancient city of Kapilavastu located in present-day Nepal, conceived a child. But she knew from the start that this was no ordinary baby.
What is Theravada Buddhism? A scholar of Asian religions explains Theravada, which means “the way of the elders,” is one of the two main schools of Buddhism. Its adherents consider Theravada to be the most authoritative branch because they believe their teachings come directly from the historical Buddha.
Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control A study has found evidence to show that there is actually a direct link between nasal breathing and our cognitive functions.
Life in a Korean Monaster No one told me anything—no one approached me, no one. The Guest Monk simply informed me that there were three meals a day—breakfast at 6.00am, lunch at 11.30 am, and the evening meal at 5 o’clock, but that was all.