Buddhism

From the cushion to the couch: Buddhism’s powerful influence on psychotherapy

"Like Epstein, many counselors feel that mainstream spoken-word therapy and drug-prescribing psychiatry set too low a bar for human development. They also note that the Buddhist emphasis on deconstructing thoughts can lead to ignoring personal feelings and individual needs." - RNS

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In the Beginning, There Was No Buddha

"In our increasingly 'spiritual but not religious' society, we are seeing a growing interest in things like karma, mindfulness, and zen. These ideas and practices come directly from Buddhism.... veteran missionary Forrest McPhail explains how we can engage those who embrace Buddhist beliefs with the truths of the gospel." - Rooted Thinking

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Robot priest added to 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Japan: 'It will grow in wisdom'

"The Kodaji Temple, in a partnership with the robotics team at Osaka University, unveiled 'Mindar' earlier this year. The robot is a 6-foot tall android, made of silicon and aluminum and modeled after Kannon, the Buddhist deity of mercy who preaches what is called the 'Heart Sutra' in Japanese, with English and Chinese translations projected on a screen for tourists." - Fox

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