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Buddha Buzz Weekly: Death Defying Monks

Disciples to mummify Tibetan Buddhist believed to be meditating beyond death, Buddhists ignore court order against cremation at Hindu temple in Sri Lanka, and the Dalai Lama applauds the climate strike. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.

By Karen Jensen

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Self-mummifying meditator

Wisdom Quarterly points us to a YouTube video featuring Tibetan tumo practitioners drying wet sheets on their bare bodies in cool temperatures. All the while a Harvard professor discusses the wonders of meditation, tumo practice—a  technique through which meditators raise the surface temperature of their skin—being just one of them. The four-minute clip is from […]

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