A modern meditation on death: identifying buddhist teachings in George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead

@article{Moreman2008AMM,
  title={A modern meditation on death: identifying buddhist teachings in George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead},
  author={Christopher M. Moreman},
  journal={Contemporary Buddhism},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={151 - 165}
}
A confluence of increasing interest in popular culture as a source for religious inspiration and the growing interest, both popular and scholarly, in zombie-fiction bring together several possibilities for scholarship in the context of religious studies. This paper will present one aspect of the zombie-craze in the light of Buddhist philosophy. The Buddha taught that the illusion of self-ish-ness, and resulting attachments, are the greatest hurdles to achieving nibbana. Through meditating on… Expand
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