June 01, 2010

Brazilian military police go Zen

If you've seen Pixote (or read newspapers), you probably don't hold Carioca policemen in high regard. But try Espirito Santo, a state in Brazil's southeast, where military police "are developing interpersonal relationship skills, emotional balance and discipline in a Zen Buddhist monastery." You can read more here. If you read Portuguese, you can see it in Globo. And if you don't, you can still watch the video there.

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Carlos A. Inada's picture

James, do you know Morro da Vargem? For those who don't, it's a Zen center which also has a close connection with artists. I think it's one of the more open centers I'm aware of in Brazil, in terms of the indoor activities it offers (there are others which offer activities to the community, but not indoors).