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The Religious Stuff in Buddhism

Frequent commenters Mumon and Petteri exchanged some thoughts on becoming a Buddhist within the Zen tradition (although this would apply to other traditions as well). After describing the Helsinki Zen Center as "an overtly Buddhist group. A religious one, even," Petteri writes,... Read Full Post
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Buddhism sees its role in Japanese culture start to decline

Religion : Religion News Blog (6 years ago)

When it comes to funerals the Japanese have traditionally been inflexibly Buddhist - so much so that Buddhism in Japan is often called "funeral Buddhism," a reference to the religion's former near-monopoly on the elaborate, and lucr... Read Post

Buddhism roundup: Dalai Lama; Dharma Punx; Buddhism and Psychology

Religion : Religion News Blog (5 years ago)

• A primer on the Dalai Lama  • Dalai Lama inspires reverent silence, cheers at stadium  • The Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society practices a unique incarnation of Buddhism infused with punk rock's anti-establishment eth... Read Post

Buddhism: Going to the Dogs?

Religion : SoMA Review (6 years ago)

Attendance at a Zen Buddhist temple in Japan has jumped 30% since a dog started praying there. Read Post

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