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Rich Buddhists who rent pricey helicopters to fly from Beijing to pray at temples on Wutai Mountain might not find the karma they are seeking, after this conspicuous display of wealth has been criticized for being too extravagant for a place considered holy to the faith.
According to thebuddhism.net news site, in an article dated January 10th, 2013, former US president Bill Clinton has hired his own personal Buddhist monk to teach him how to properly meditate.
Mark Bloodgood, who leads the sessions, meets newcomers an hour beforehand to explain the process.
More people are walking away from wealth and embracing a simple lifestyle, among them the son of a billionaire.
Sri Lankans are being urged to cut down on offerings of sweets and cakes to the country’s Buddhist monks after it was found that half the nation’s holy men are at risk of poor health due to a diet rich in sugar and oil.
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since its inception, MBSR has evolved into a common form of complementary medicine addressing a variety of health problems.
The British Army will send about 4,000 of its troops, who are followers of Buddhism, in a group of 100-150 people to spend a week at Bodh Gaya and Sarnath to seek peace after their prolonged involvement in the war zones in different countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq. They will all meditate under the famous tree at Bodh Gaya, where Lord Buddha had attained enlightenment in 6th century B.C.
In France, Christmas is a time for family and for generosity, marked by family reunions, gifts and candy for children, gifts for the poor, Midnight Mass, and le Réveillon.
The new Old Town meditation center offers free lectures and meditation on Wednesday nights, with donations encouraged.
Gaya (Bihar), Nov.20 (ANI): Over 100 Chinese Buddhist monks marched to a Buddhist temple in Gaya, Bihar, on Tuesday, to pray for world peace and participate in the third International Buddhist Water-Land ceremony.