Zen is the Japanese name for a Buddhist tradition practiced by millions of people across the world. Zen takes many forms, as each culture that embraced it did so with their own emphases and tastes. Zen is a Japanese transliteration of the Chinese word Chan , which is itself a transliteration of dhyana , the word for concentration or meditation in the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. When Buddhism came to China from India some 2, years ago, it encountered Daoism and Confucianism, absorbing some elements of both while rejecting others. Chan is the tradition that emerged.
Hungry Ghosting, or the Hell Realm of the Dating World
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My dear friend Whitney was in town the other week, and one of the things we talked quite a bit about was how Buddhism has helped her feel more at peace with life. She wrote a fantastic essay for this month's Marie Claire about how she converted after being a life-long atheist. One of the key things Buddhists try to keep in mind: When someone does something that makes you feel bad, it's rarely the case that his goal was to hurt you. Rather, he was trying to make himself feel good, or happy--or, at least, to minimize his own pain or discomfort as much as possible. Which is kind of a long way of saying: Don't take it personally. Familiar as that might sound, it was good to hear what Whitney was explaining—so good that I decided to find out if there was some Buddhism guru out there who might have some tips about how to "stay Zen" while dating.
Standing Buddha - Afghanistan c. 6th Century
The Tricycle team members have challenged ourselves—and our readers—to meditate every day and blog about our experiences. Some months ago, a friend of mine told me the story of his latest doomed romance. I laughed.