Stephen and Martine Batchelor are Buddhist teachers and authors who live in South West France and conduct meditation retreats and seminars worldwide. They both trained as monastics for ten years in traditional Buddhist centers in Asia, and now present a lay and secular approach to Buddhist practice.
Association Zen Internationale, based in Paris, is the oldest and largest Zen association in Europe. It brings together several hundred places of practice such as temples, Zen centers and groups.
Femmes et Hommes, Egalite, Droits et Libertes dans les Eglises et la Societe — or Men and Women Equality, Rights and Liberties in the Churches and Society — is an ecumenical French organization that promotes women’s equality in churches and beyond. It is based in Paris. Contact via the form on the group’s website.
The Garden of Buddha Vajradhara (Kagyu Dzong) is a Buddhist temple in Paris affiliated with the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Zen Buddhist Association of Europe (ABZE) is an organization in France that works to organize and spread the practice of Soto Zen Buddhism.
The Monastic Order Vaisnava, under the spiritual guidance of Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaja, is a French organization that provides resources on Hindu history, scriptures, practices, philosophies and conferences.
A Dec. 6, 2012 Guardian article on whether video games qualify as art, a debate that’s begun as a result of independent video games such as thatgamecompany’s Flower (2009, Sony Playstation 3) and Journey (2012, Sony Playstation 3) as well as Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain (2010, Sony Playstation 3). Quantic Dream’s David Cage has always argued […]
Read a July 1, 2013, Reuters blog post about the debate in France over whether to legalize voluntary euthanasia.