News Round Up for w/e 12th January 2023
News and snippets from Zen-Cyberspace
This week, a film about the painting and calligraphy of Zen Master Hakuin and an exploration of the legacy and impact of an early Western student of Japanese culture and Buddhism
The Sound of One Hand: Zen Film: The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin.
Early State Buddhism in Japan In the sixth century, Japan’s rulers took a historic decision to import Buddhism. But many frustrations lay in store before this ambitious state project could be realized. This third installment in our series on Buddhism in Japan looks at how Chinese Buddhism became established in Japan and some of the changes it underwent in its new environment.
Ernest Fenollosa and the Order of the Rising Sun Exploring the legacy and impact of an early Western student of Japanese culture and Buddhism
Life on the Edge Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax describes five “edge states” where courage meets fear and freedom meets suffering.
Minnesota Buddhist temple opens up sacred dance troupe Started by Cambodian refugees who had fled the Khmer Rouge’s killing fields four decades ago, the Buddhist temple of Watt Munisotaram has evolved into a majestic structure with golden spires dominating the snow-covered Minnesota farmland