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In Other News...starting mindfulness, hip-hop Buddhism, & more

by Kestrel Slocombe
November 6, 2013
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 15:48 -- Kestrel
  • Rap music remains “an expression of Hip Hop culture’s capacity to metabolize suffering… and at its best, to draw meaning and beauty out of disorder and decay.” The Buddhist Peace Fellowship explores further in Buddha Between Beats: Hip-Hop Through A Dharma Lens.
  • Starting Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice. As Mindful points out, “Putting a mindfulness practice into practice can be challenging. Elisha Goldstein looks at five essential elements to getting started.”

  • More Radical Than You Think. Bhikkhu Bodhi’s Buddhist Global Relief marches against hunger in NYC. Tricycle writes: “Many say the world will need a populist social movement to avert the impending hunger crisis. And maybe they’re right. But before we turn our gaze toward that daunting prospect, perhaps it’s best we instill urgency within our own micro-communities. Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi and Buddhist Global Relief are doing just that for the Buddhist practitioners of New York City and beyond.”

  • An 11th-century Buddha was returned to Myanmar after two decades abroad. Several Southeast Asian countries – including Myanmar and Cambodia – are trying to reclaim cultural artifacts. Buddhist Art News has more on one sculpture’s return home after a wild ride.

Please share your favorite recent Buddhism-related news with us and the Wisdom community in the comments!

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