After the Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional for a Buddhist prisoner to be executed without spiritual counsel while other prisoners receive such counsel, Texas has banned all spiritual counselors in execution chambers.
The case hinged on the question of whether or not the center qualified as a religious facility, given that the center advertised it’s programs as open to members of all religions.
Patrick Murphy was told he could not have a Buddhist priest with him during his execution. The Supreme Court said that’s unconstitutional.
Researchers in Japan used facial analysis software to analyze the enigmatic expression of a 1200-year-old Buddhist masterpiece.
Patrick Murphy has practiced Pure Land Buddhism for ten years, and says he wants to have his spiritual advisor present to chant with him while he dies.
The report includes allegations against the organization’s head, Sakyong Mipham, and founder Chögyam Trungpa, as well as other leaders in the community.
It’s the third time the famous Buddhist leader has appeared on the cover of the magazine.
An interview with David Zimmerman, the newly installed abbot of San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center.
The ban coincides with multiple politically significant dates in Tibet.
An open letter signed by six former personal attendants to Sakyong Mipham says that the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community “has consistently shown a disturbing pattern of behavior,” including sexual misconduct, psychological abuse, and misuse of organizational funds.