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Dharma Connect: Meditation and a Mass Murderer
Submitted by Nancy Thompson on Wed, 9/18/2013, 2:07pm
Aaron Alexis, who killed 12 people Monday at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard, was reportedly a meditator who lived for a time at a Buddhist Center in Texas. That fact was featured prominently in news stories about Alexis because it's so contrary to the popular perception of meditators as peaceful.
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What do you think? Is Buddhism necessarily peaceful? Is the commentary unfair? Does meditation bring out a person's dark side? Should his Buddhism even be mentioned?
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