Happy October, and here's two new articles for you:
Zen Ghosts - Children's Book Review
Zen and Halloween? Sure! In this third children's book featuring Stillwater, a beloved giant koan-speaking panda, the theme of 'what is real?' is explored through Halloween costumes and imagery. A ghost story-within-the-story, based on an ancient Zen koan, further explores this theme.
The Buddhist Precepts are the core ethical guidelines for practicing Buddhists. There are core 5 Precepts adopted by both lay and monastic practitioners, and then additional Precepts added for monastics. These Precepts are guidelines for practice, not commandments.
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