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Buddhist dining in unexpected places

by Ananda Jacobs, Japan Times, Aug 26, 2014

Tokyo, Japan -- I’ve been aware of shojin ryori (traditional vegetarian Buddhist cuisine) for some time. I’ve had in my mind the image of a Buddhist practitioner painstakingly preparing the seasonal vegetarian dishes, mindful of each ingredient. And from time to time I have vaguely recalled that if I wanted to try it I could do so at a handful of temples around Japan.

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The Shape Of A Buddhist Singing Bowl Has Inspired A More Efficient Solar Panel

by Chris Pash, Business Insider Australia, Aug 26, 2014

Sydney, Australia -- The shape of a Buddhist singing bowl used for meditation has inspired an Australian scientist to re-think the way solar cells are designed to maximize their efficiency.

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Meditation Isn't Enough: A Buddhist Perspective on Suicide

The Buddhist Channel, Aug 20, 2014

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- The news of Robin Williams' passing is shocking and touching so many of us. I was waiting for a friend at a bar when I first heard. All around me people erupted in a variety of emotional reactions as the word quickly spread. In the time since, a common reaction has been deep sadness, often paired with a sentiment of "I never thought someone like him would kill themselves."

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Mind Your Health: Using Mindfulness to Heal Your Body

By Therese J. Borchard, Associate Editor, PsychCentral.com, July 12, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (USA) -- Scientist and meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn includes in his pages of “Full Catastrophe Living” a horrifying story that speaks powerfully about the mind-body connection.

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What Buddhism and Psychotherapy Are Learning From Each Other

by David Loy, The Huffington Post, Jul 2, 2014

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,but by making the darkness conscious. -- Carl Jung

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Whenever Buddhism has spread to another culture, it has interacted with the belief systems of that culture, resulting in the development of something new. Today the main site of interaction within the West is not Judeo-Christianity but psychology, a conversation that has led to innovative types of psychotherapy and, most recently, to the extraordinary success of the mindfulness movement.

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