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RIP Harada Tangen Roshi 1924-2018. A simple, kind, happy man, who lived his teaching.
Much of Gandharan art is thus a compelling fusion of foreign styles that ultimately gave visual form to the region’s Buddhist religious ideals. Buddhism, which had emerged from north India, was embraced by the Gandharan people… Free PDF download (22 MB)
In September 2016 Piers Morgan met his Holiness, the Dalai Lama — and the pair talked about everything, from Mr Trump, to IS, to love and marriage and even celebrity culture. Watch the full (40-minute, uncut), fascinating discussion.
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Short film about 5 minutes. Hakuin’s self-taught, spontaneous, yet masterly and inspired painting and calligraphy, just like his teachings and writings, expressed the mind and heart of Zen for monks and lay followers alike.
In Zen, a herdboy’s search for his lost oxen has served as a parable for a practitioner’s pursuit of enlightenment since this Buddhist sect’s early history in China. In the eleventh century, the Song-dynasty Zen master Guoan Shiyuan (active ca. 1150) codified the parable into ten verses (gāthā), recorded and illustrated in this handscroll…
A remarkable collection of religious items from diverse lands was discovered during archaeological excavations on the Swedish island of Helgö. Undoubtedly the most extraordinary find discovered during the excavations at Helgö was a small, bronze Buddha…