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Buddhism and science: a doomed romance?

*Originally published October 2, 2020. When Evan Thompson was only eight years old, he read a biography of the Buddha. He grew up surrounded by renowned Buddhist teachers. In college, he studied Buddhist scriptures, philosophy, and classical Chinese. And his mentor in graduate school was Francisco Varela, a neuroscientist who was also a serious practitioner […]

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Shah Rukh Khan Teaching Journalism to a Journalist Is the Sassyest Thing You’ll See on the Internet Today

When Shah Rukh Khan gave a young journalist advice on journalism (Photo credit: Instagram) Shah Rukh Khan is the “king of romance,” but he’s also the king of witty and sassy responses. Time and time again, he’s proven himself to be the MVP in his media dealings and that’s why his interviews are all the […]

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Worship a Bodhi Tree Devoid of False Beliefs | Print edition

By Udumbara Udugama Views) : Rituals associated with Bodhi pooja Esala Full Moon Poya falls on July 23 of this year. Many important events took place on an Esala Poya, according to Buddhist history. Prince Siddhartha left his secular life and set out as an ascetic in search of the Truth. Prince Rahula, her son […]

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Zen for everyday life: cognitive psychology and Buddhism

“The mind has its own place, and in itself can make a hell out of heaven, a hell out of heaven.” (Paradise Lost, Volume 1, 247). “Whatever an enemy may do to an enemy, or an enemy to an enemy, the misguided mind can make you even worse.” (Pali canon, Udāna 4.33). “It’s wonderful to […]

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Sustainable Development Goals and Buddhism – Buddhistdoor Global

Before meals at Berkeley Zen Center, we recite verses of reflection and gratitude. The first verse says, “Countless labors have brought us this nourishment. We should know how this happens to us. The same is true for all the things we consume. Often these things travel across the oceans, where they have been made by […]

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After Michael Jerryson (1974-2021) No one will ever look at Buddhism the same way

It may not be too much of a stretch to say that after Michael Jerryson no one will view Buddhism in the same way. Others have written about Buddhist violence and war, of course, but Jerryson brought it to the public’s attention in a way that couldn’t be ignored. Michael Jerryson / Facebook When he […]

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Many Indian Christians Follow Hindu Beliefs Including Karma, Reincarnation, and Ganga’s Purifying Powers: Pew Poll

A significant number of Indian Christians follow religious practices and beliefs that are not traditionally associated with Christianity, including karma, reincarnation and the purifying powers of the sacred river Ganga, according to a survey conducted by Pew Research. The nationally representative survey was conducted between November 2019 and March 2020. “Most Indian Christians say they […]

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REL and teaching through the rearview mirror

In the 21st century, technologies are changing the landscape of industry and society at a rate never before documented. Do our classes keep pace? I remember teaching communications technology in 1972 on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois. We felt the world was changing pretty quickly. Students lined up to punch computer cards […]