Posts tagged "Buddha"

Buddha and Jesus, Together in the Tokyo Suburbs

by S. Brent Plate I'm just back from a few weeks researching gardens in Japan, the kind of Zen-type designs that are most idealized in a place like Ryoan-ji. The wonderful thing about Japan, like so many contemporary places, is the ancient-modern juxtaposition that stares you down around every corner. You can walk out of...

WWBD?

20 February 2006 What would Buddha do about unflattering cartoons? Practice non-attachment? Hope that the cartoonist is sent to a special, Buddhahood-less hell? Or recognize that, with the news of a Buddhist-issued death threat, “Buddhism, like Islam,” can easily become “another weapon in the struggle against ‘others'; it becomes a site of expression for rage...