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What makes Zen Buddhist unique

What makes Zen Buddhist unique

Aum July 5, 2015 0

What makes the Zen Buddhist culture unique? A Zen Buddhist devotes a portion of every day to sitting, known as the practice of Zazen. This is a time to meditate and consider your existence

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Seven Treasures of the Noble

Seven Treasures of the Noble

AUM Magazine June 13, 2015 0

The Buddha said “Monks, there are these seven treasures. Which seven? The treasure ofconviction, the treasure of virtue, the treasure of conscience, the treasure of concern, the treasure of listening, the treasure of generosity,

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THE SIGNS AS BUDDHIST QUOTES

THE SIGNS AS BUDDHIST QUOTES

AUM Magazine May 3, 2015 0

Aries: “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” Taurus: “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and

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On the Scene… Thailand’s Annual Poi Sang Long Festival

On the Scene… Thailand’s Annual Poi Sang Long Festival

AUM Magazine April 8, 2015 0

Thailand’s annual Poi Sang Long Festival, which occurs in the first week of April, celebrates the ordination of ethnic Shan boys to the Theravada Buddhist Order. For three days, these sang long, or “jewelled

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Buddhist Temple Offers High-Tech Death Care In Japan

Buddhist Temple Offers High-Tech Death Care In Japan

AUM Magazine April 7, 2015 0

The Ruriden, operated by the Koukokuji Buddhist temple, took two years to build and houses 2046 futuristic alters with glass Buddha statues that correspond to drawers storing the ashes of the deceased. An IC

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Study Finds Being Exposed to Buddhist Concepts Reduces Prejudice and Increases Prosociality

Study Finds Being Exposed to Buddhist Concepts Reduces Prejudice and Increases Prosociality

AUM Magazine April 7, 2015 0

Researchers from Belgium and Taiwan have found that being exposed to Buddhist concepts can lead to increased prosocial behavioral intentions and undermine prejudice towards others. Buddhism contains a variety of teachings and practices –

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The Zen Experience

The Zen Experience

AUM Magazine April 4, 2015 0

What is Zen? Many people have tried to answer that question. There have been very brief answers, and there have been thousands of books written on the subject, yet the definition of Zen remains

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The First Noble Truth

The First Noble Truth

AUM Magazine March 24, 2015 0

‘The key to understanding the truth of suffering is what the Buddha called the “three marks” of everything that exists. All conditioned phenomena, he said, are pervaded by these three marks: impermanence (anitya), dissatisfaction or

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Mummified Monk Sits Inside Ancient Buddha Statue

Mummified Monk Sits Inside Ancient Buddha Statue

AUM Magazine February 23, 2015 0

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

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3D-Printed Buddha Sculptures That Look Like Pop Culture Characters From Video Games, Movies, TV Shows, and Comics

3D-Printed Buddha Sculptures That Look Like Pop Culture Characters From Video Games, Movies, TV Shows, and Comics

AUM Magazine February 3, 2015 0

Teaneck, New Jersey-based artist Chris Milnes has created a fantastic collection of 3D-printed Buddha sculptures that each portray pop culture characters from video games, movies, television shows, and comic books. Milnes has turned “the

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