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Buddha (3) vs. John Updike

Yesterday‘s winner is Friedrich Nietzsche. I don’t really have much to say here: there was lots of enthusiasm about the philosopher and none at all for the cozy comedian. Maybe Jonathan Miller would’ve been a better choice. Now for today’s battle. Show More Summary

YD LOTW: Monk Mummy Found Inside Buddha Statue, Yoga for Inmates and Palestinians, Yoga Rape Prevention?

23 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Here we are. It’s YD LOTW! Our semi-regular weekly post sharing all the linkies we might have missed or didn’t post about but are worth a mention. Check in every Friday for your weekly catch up. Sign up here for our weekly newsletter bringing you all the yogadorkiness straight to your inbox. Show More Summary

BG 345: Imaging Buddha

Episode Description: Hokai Sobol is a teacher in the Shingon tradition of Japanese Vajrayana and a long time mentor to the Buddhist Geeks team. In this talk from the 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference, Hokai speaks about the relationship between imagination and Buddhism. Show More Summary

5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

We won't lie, there are a lot of death-related items this week—details about a pharaoh's demise and ancient mortician methodology make the list. But we do try to end on a positive note: Man's Body Found in Ancient Buddha Statue : Dutch researchers performing a CT scan on a Buddha...

Funky Buddha Beer Making It’s Way To Florida West Coast

#GetFunky, Tampa! Funky Buddha Brewery is proud to announce that its creative and award-winning beers will make their way to the we… The post Funky Buddha Beer Making It’s Way To Florida West Coast appeared first on

Red Blossom Yancha, Rougui

Red Blossom Rougui I got this Rougui along with the other wuyi oolongs from Red Blossom. I already blogged the Huang Kuan Yin, and the Jin Fo "Golden Buddha." Neither of which I liked very much. I also got a few others I didn't blog: Wuyi Amber, which is very low quality, not very pleasant, but still drinkable. Show More Summary

Jin Fo Golden Buddha Yancha

"Golden Buddha is a new Wuyi oolong cultivar developed only ten years ago." -Red BlossomThe smell of the dry leaf is already enticing: sweet graham, which passes over into the aroma of the tea. Also noted is an aroma difficult to pin down: a dry to bitter caramel aroma. Show More Summary

Okay, that’s kinda creepy

Mummified Monk Sits Inside Ancient Buddha Statue Researchers at the Drents Museum in the Netherlands made a shocking discovery when they imaged an ancient Chinese statue and found a nearly 1,000-year-old mummy inside. Sitting in the lotus position, the mummy fits within the statue perfectly. “On the outside, it looks like a large statue of Buddha,” the museum [...]

Mummy Discovered Inside an Ancient Buddha Statue

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In 1996, an anonymous man in Holland bought what he thought was just a golden Buddha statue. But the following year, experts working on restoration discovered something inside that made his buy a lot more interesting: a mummified skeleton. In...Show More Summary

A CT Scan of a Mummified Buddhist Monk Inside a Statue Casts Doubts on the Monk’s Mummification Process

5 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

photo by M. Elsevier Stokmans A statue of a seated, meditating Buddha that houses the mummy of Chinese Buddhist Master Liuquan–who died around the year 1100 A.D.–was on display as an artifact in the Mummies exhibit at Drents Museum in the Netherlands last year. While the statue was in the Netherlands, a group consisting of […]

CT Scan of 1000 Year Old Buddha Statue Reveals Mummified Monk

The world is full of mysteries and anyone can agree that there are prominent figures in the past that has this mysterious and intriguing vibe to it, some assumes that unlocking those mysteries will be a great help in making our present lives easier and productive than ever. Show More Summary

A.M. Links: Obama Willing to Make a Deal on ISIS War, FCC Likely Won't Share Proposed Net Regs Before Vote, Mummified Body Found in Buddha Statue

5 days agoNews : Reason

President Obama is open to negotiating details of the proposed authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which he says he doesn't need. The Federal Communications Commission is expectedShow More Summary

Mummified Chinese monk found inside ancient Buddha statue

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Researchers at the Meander Medical Center in the Netherlands discovered the remains of a nearly 1,000-year-old mummy inside of an ancient Chinese statue during a CT scan. [ more › ]

Scientists are shocked after a CT scan of a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue reveals the enclosed mummified remains of a meditating monk

Fascinating. The statue looks like it is bronze. They must have immersed the skeleton in the molten metal to make the statue. They did that after removing the organs. That

Man's Body Found in Ancient Buddha Statue

Look inside a 1,000-year-old Chinese Buddha statue, and what do you find? Why, a mummified body, of course. At least that's what Dutch researchers discovered when performing a CT scan on a statue shown last year in the Netherlands at Drents Museum, Discover reports. The body is believed to...

Did the Buddha Ever Get Depressed?

In a down moment, Ty Phillips wonders if enlightenment is the antidote to sadness or a way to recognize its value and integrate it into our lives. The post Did the Buddha Ever Get Depressed? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Monk mummy found inside 1,000-year-old Buddha statue

6 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

CT scans of the statue reveal the remarkably well-preserved body of a Buddhist master within

Scan Reveals Mummy Hidden Inside Buddha Statue

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Researchers examining a nearly 1,000-year-old statue of Buddha on display in Holland discovered something very unusual hidden inside: the mummy of a meditating monk. Calling the mummy its "oldest patient ever," the Meander Medical Center...Show More Summary

Scan reveals mummified corpse in Buddha statue

The mummy, revealed by a CT scan, is believed to be from the year 1100, and is potentially a Sokushinbutsu.

CT scan reveals mummy inside Buddha statue

A 11th or 12th century statue of a meditating Buddha with a perfectly posed mummy inside received a revelatory CT scan last September at the Meander Medical Center in Amersfoort, central Netherlands. The statue arrived in the country as part of the Mummies exhibition at the Drents Museum in Assen, northeastern Netherlands. This was the [...]

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