Friday, 17 June 2011

Buddhist monk who plays computer games for relaxation !

Ogyen Trinley Dorje is a Tibetan Buddhist leader (of a different sect to the Dalai Lama) who whilst growing up and being immersed in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition still remains a fan of "in the moment" western culture. In fact he’s gone on record as a fan of the supposed cathartic properties of computer video games.

He is quoted as having remarked that he can find them a form of temporary relief ,particuarly so when he is having negative thoughts or feelings and having played them has a therapeutic sense of calm in the aftermath.

Not being a fan of the games myself I feel unable to comment but having seen how they wind up for liitle reason their fans who twitch and gawp at a screen totally involved I would have thought as an activity it would almost definately fall in to the non-Buddhist category !

Read the original article here

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