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  Anyone walking about Chinatowns in America with observe statues of a stout fellow carrying a linen sack. Chinese merchants call him Happy Chinaman or Laughing Buddha. This Hotei lived in the T'ang dynasty. He had no desire to call himself... continue...

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1. Buddhism Includes Everything — Even Comic Books - Lion's Roar

Lion's Roar

Buddhism Includes Everything — Even Comic Books
Lion's Roar
Buddhism has texts and art – but what about comics? John Porcellino is a pioneer in the self-published comic industry, an outspoken voice for DIY ethics, and a practitioner of Zen Buddhism. Porcellino has been self-publishing and distributing his ...



2. The Case Against Classroom Zen - The Yale Politic

The Yale Politic

The Case Against Classroom Zen
The Yale Politic
“There is no Eastern Solution,” asserts Christopher Hitchens in his manifesto against religion, God Is Not Great. He says that adherents to Buddhism, Western converts in particular, are “being asked to put their reason to sleep, and to discard their ...



3. My Three Years on the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board: a Brief Reflection - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

My Three Years on the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board: a Brief Reflection
Patheos (blog)
My heart aligns most closely with Soto Zen Buddhism informed by the koan curriculum adapted from the Hakuin line Takujo system by the great Soto master Daiun Sogaku Harada at the turn of the last century. I was first ordained unsui close to fifty years ...



4. L.A. Photographer Don Farber Documents Buddhist Life in the City ... - KCET

KCET

L.A. Photographer Don Farber Documents Buddhist Life in the City ...
KCET
Don Farber, a Los Angeles-based photographer and practicing Buddhist, has devoted four decades now to documenting Buddhist life throughout Asia and in the ...

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5. Zen Protocol Advances Smart Contracts for Financial Services ... - Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin Magazine

Zen Protocol Advances Smart Contracts for Financial Services ...
Bitcoin Magazine
Shunryū Suzuki, the Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, once remarked that, "In the beginner's mind there ...

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6. Eleven Talks by Zen Teachers on the Heart Sutra, Four Translations of the Text, and some Videos - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Eleven Talks by Zen Teachers on the Heart Sutra, Four Translations of the Text, and some Videos
Patheos (blog)
Its full title is Prajnaparamitahrdaya, or The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom. It is one of about forty books in the cycle, and together with the Diamond Sutra has had a considerable influence on the Mahayana, and in particular on Zen Buddhism. The ...



7. Buddhism Is More 'Western' Than You Think - The New York Times - New York Times

New York Times

Buddhism Is More 'Western' Than You Think - The New York Times
New York Times
Not long ago I was accused of something I hadn't realized was a bad thing: clarity. Adam Gopnik, reviewing my book “Why Buddhism Is True,” in The New Yorker ...

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8. “It Came From Beyond Zen” and What Dōgen Did Not Teach - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

“It Came From Beyond Zen” and What Dōgen Did Not Teach
Patheos (blog)
However, it doesn't seem that Dōgen had any set curriculum and may have had a more panoramic approach to kōan, rather than Dahui's key phrase method, as Steven Heine (Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Koan in Zen Buddhism – my review here) ...



9. Attain Some Zen with Buddhist Folk Fusion Band Ying Shui Di Jiang, Nov 24 at DDC - The Beijinger (blog)

Attain Some Zen with Buddhist Folk Fusion Band Ying Shui Di Jiang, Nov 24 at DDC
The Beijinger (blog)
The Nanjing-hailing founder of Yīng Shuǐ Dì Jiāng (英水帝江), a truly unique ten-piece ensemble, was raised in the Buddhist faith and started the act as a solo artist a decade ago as a pseudonym to experiment under. Since then, he and his Yīng Shuǐ Dì ...



10. Buddhist monks speak at Moravian College about the path to peace - Allentown Morning Call

Allentown Morning Call

Buddhist monks speak at Moravian College about the path to peace
Allentown Morning Call
Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen, both mendicant monks in the Zen Soto Buddhist tradition, will share their stories of peace-building around the globe, 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Moravian College's Prosser Audtiorium. (Moravian College ...




 



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