Tricycle - Awake in the World http://www.tricycle.com/blog/tiki-register.php en Joshu Sasaki Roshi, Rinzai Zen Master, Dies at 107 http://www.tricycle.com/blog/joshu-sasaki-roshi-rinzai-zen-master-dies-107 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Oppenheimer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>The influential teacher leaves a mixed legacy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On Sunday, Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a Rinzai Zen Buddhist who came to the United States in 1962 and went on to become one of the country’s most influential, if not most controversial, Zen teachers, died at Cedars-Sinai medical center in Los Angeles. He was 107 years old.</p> <p>Although said to have no dharma heirs, Joshu Roshi had legions of followers who founded about 30 Zen centers, from Seattle to Oslo, Vancouver to Berlin, some of which later closed. He led a large center in Los Angeles and two training centers in the Southwest, one in New Mexico and one at Mount Baldy, in the mountains east of Los Angeles. The poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen lived at Mount Baldy in the 1990s, lending his teacher a semimythic status among spiritually inclined rock fans.</p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/Joshu_Sasaki_Roshi.jpg" width="250" height="373" style="margin: 7px; float: right;"></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/joshu-sasaki-roshi-rinzai-zen-master-dies-107" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/joshu-sasaki-roshi-rinzai-zen-master-dies-107#comments In Memoriam News Rinzai Zen Zen Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:42:33 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45516 at http://www.tricycle.com From Monastery to Marketplace http://www.tricycle.com/blog/monastery-marketplace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeff Wilson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mindfulness is no longer just a form of meditation—it’s a lifestyle that can be bought and sold. Is there an upside?</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0725wilson.png" width="550" height="367" style="vertical-align: middle; margin: 7px auto; display: block;"></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/monastery-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/monastery-marketplace#comments Buddhism economy Meditation Mindfulness Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:34:08 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45492 at http://www.tricycle.com "Unthinkable" http://www.tricycle.com/blog/unthinkable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Max Zahn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Dalai Lama speaks out on violence in Gaza.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/15/world/middleeast/toll-israel-gaza-conflict.html" style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Seventeen days have elapsed</a><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"> since the Israeli Defense Forces began air strikes on Gaza, and seven days have passed since the onset of its simultaneous ground invasion. As of Wednesday evening, </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/15/world/middleeast/toll-israel-gaza-conflict.html" style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">700 Palestinians and 35 Israelis</a><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"> had lost their lives—not to mention an additional </span><a href="http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/health-facilities-hit-israels-gaza-attacks-death-toll-rises-over-640-129158985" style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">4,600 wounded Palestinians</a><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/unthinkable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/unthinkable#comments Dalai Lama Gaza Israel Palestine Politics Pope Francis Tibetan Buddhism Social Justice Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:53:02 +0000 Max Zahn 45483 at http://www.tricycle.com McDonald's™ http://www.tricycle.com/blog/mcdonalds%E2%84%A2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bobby Byrd </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A poem in memory of Artemisa Salinas (1932–2011)</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/ArtemisFINAL.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;"><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;"><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;">&nbsp;</span>The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.<i style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;"><br></i><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;">—Seng-T'san, the 3rd Patriarch</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;"><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;">I got a Zen friend eats vegetarian at MacDonald's sometimes. He likes the cheap coffee. He says, "Don't be a snob, Bobby. What difference does it make?" And he gives me a wise Buddhist smile.</span></span></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/mcdonalds%E2%84%A2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/mcdonalds%E2%84%A2#comments Humor In Memoriam Poetry Zen Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:58:44 +0000 Max Zahn 45447 at http://www.tricycle.com Once a Teacher, Always a Student http://www.tricycle.com/blog/once-teacher-always-student <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kythe Heller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The annual festival of Guru Purnima celebrates teachers of all stripes, and the capacity to lead others to enlightenment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><i><img src="/sites/default/files/images/MedShorterCandlePic.jpg" width="548" height="408" style="margin: 7px auto; vertical-align: middle; display: block;"></i></p> <p><i>Guru</i>, usually translated as “teacher,” suggests a transition from darkness (<i>gu</i>) to light (<i>ru</i>), meaning “that which dispels the darkness of ignorance.” One pictures a Hindu holy man with a long beard—charismatic, perhaps tipping toward authoritarian excess. Yet the subtlety of the term, with its Latin cognate <i>gravis</i> (heavy, matured), indicates a process rather than a person, a fruit (enlightenment) that ripens to become sustenance for others.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/once-teacher-always-student" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/once-teacher-always-student#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:34:28 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45409 at http://www.tricycle.com Harry Potter and the Mischievous Monks http://www.tricycle.com/blog/harry-potter-and-mischievous-monks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joanna Piacenza </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Thai monks are in big trouble.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="p1">Now here are two worlds we never thought would collide: Buddhism and Harry Potter. It appears a few monks in Thailand have mastered the spell&nbsp;<i>Wingardium Leviosa</i>&nbsp;and are ready to play some Quidditch.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/image_0.jpeg" width="540" height="411" style="margin: 7px auto; vertical-align: middle; display: block;"></span></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/harry-potter-and-mischievous-monks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/harry-potter-and-mischievous-monks#comments Harry Potter monks Thailand Theravada Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:28:00 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45393 at http://www.tricycle.com The Monk Scam http://www.tricycle.com/blog/monk-scam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daisy Radevsky </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Faux monastics prey on tourists in New York City.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0709monks2.png" width="550" height="213" style="margin: 7px auto; vertical-align: middle; display: block;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">New York’s Times Square is full of people asking for money. Although the neighborhood has lost just about all its grit, scams of all sorts still crop up in the area, evergreen as it is with vulnerable tourists. The latest breed of scammers, profiled in a recent </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/nyregion/panhandlers-dressed-as-monks-confound-new-yorkers.html" target="_blank" style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><i>New York Times</i> article</a><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">, come dressed in monk’s robes.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/monk-scam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/monk-scam#comments Buddhism New York Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:09:51 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45377 at http://www.tricycle.com One Way to Nirvana http://www.tricycle.com/blog/one-way-nirvana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s not just the Buddha Way that’s different—the Buddhist mountaintop is different, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px;">This article is the&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 13px;">tenth</strong>&nbsp;in the Tricycle blog series&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/10-misconceptions-about-buddhism" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;">10 Misconceptions about Buddhism</a><em style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;with scholars Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr.&nbsp;</em></em><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/10-misconceptions-about-buddhism" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/10mountaintop.png" width="550" height="284" style="vertical-align: middle; margin: 7px auto; display: block;"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/one-way-nirvana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/one-way-nirvana#comments 10 Misconceptions nirvana religion Thu, 03 Jul 2014 04:59:22 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45342 at http://www.tricycle.com How Do We Talk About Death? http://www.tricycle.com/blog/how-do-we-talk-about-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen Speerstra </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>In her final days, a writer reflects on the divine art of dying.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><i style="font-size: 13px;">Writer Karen Speerstra was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003 and entered hospice care in 2013. What follows is a selection from her hospice journal, which appears in her final work,&nbsp;</i><span style="font-size: 13px;">The Divine Art of Dying</span><i style="font-size: 13px;">, out from Divine Arts in September.&nbsp;</i></p> <p><br><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;">Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about caterpillars. And how they become butterflies. I chuckle at the </span><i style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;">New Yorker </i><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;">cartoon of two caterpillars looking up at an airborne butterfly and one says, “They’ll never get me up in one of those!” There’s a mystery about this fuzzy worm inside a chrysalis that holds the potential of flying. What a paradox! I’ve read that the caterpillar completely disappears, except for a few cells that are called imaginal cells. Imagine!</span></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/how-do-we-talk-about-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/how-do-we-talk-about-death#comments Books Death dying hospice Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:20:10 +0000 Max Zahn 45346 at http://www.tricycle.com San Francisco Boom http://www.tricycle.com/blog/san-francisco-boom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Barbara Berman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sound and sight from a longtime poet-resident of San Francisco</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/blog/GS123378.jpg" width="550" height="407" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></p> </p> <p><br>Buzz saws cacophonous mega-hums on west side avenues.</p> <p>Beloveds and I are safe for complicated reasons.</p> <p>Sky beyond our deck still reminds me of late-day Arles.</p> <p>All around. Beyond. Dying in creatively vicious ways.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The screwed out here one kind of huge lewd</p> <p>ringing rising on a bright, dry afternoon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Barbara Berman</b> is the senior poetry reviewer for The Daily Rumpus. She has work forthcoming in <i>99 Poems for the 99 Percent</i>, out July from 99:The Press.</p> <p><i>Image: </i><i>Amani Willett/Gallery Stock</i><i></i></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/san-francisco-boom#comments Art Poetry san francisco Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:24:57 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45335 at http://www.tricycle.com Slow-Motion Satori http://www.tricycle.com/blog/slow-motion-satori <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Zen tradition’s “sudden enlightenment” may not be so sudden after all.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px;">This article is the&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 13px;">ninth</strong>&nbsp;in the Tricycle blog series&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/10-misconceptions-about-buddhism" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;">10 Misconceptions about Buddhism</a><em style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;with scholars Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr.&nbsp;</em></em><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/10-misconceptions-about-buddhism" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0625misconception10.png" width="550" height="284" style="vertical-align: middle; margin: 7px auto; display: block;"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/slow-motion-satori" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/slow-motion-satori#comments 10 Misconceptions Zen Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:51:22 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45320 at http://www.tricycle.com Four Ennobling Truths http://www.tricycle.com/blog/four-ennobling-truths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The four noble truths are not true for everyone.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px;">This article is the&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 13px;">eighth</strong>&nbsp;in the Tricycle blog series&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/10-misconceptions-about-buddhism" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;">10 Misconceptions about Buddhism</a><em style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;with scholars Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr.&nbsp;</em></em><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/10-misconceptions-about-buddhism" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/8noble.png" width="550" height="284" style="vertical-align: middle; margin: 7px auto; display: block;"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/four-ennobling-truths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/four-ennobling-truths#comments 10 Misconceptions Buddhism Four Noble Truths Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:54:50 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45291 at http://www.tricycle.com No Try, Just Do http://www.tricycle.com/blog/no-try-just-do <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Actor Steve Buscemi speaks about kindness and anger with a Shambhala nun</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0UiXJMS-ua0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>They make a fairly odd couple. The television and film star Steve Buscemi (<i>Boardwalk Empire</i>, <i>The Big Lebowski</i>) sits alongside Shambhala nun Karma Trime Lhamo, the director of Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group. The setting is incongruous, too: a park bench in the middle of an exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art. But this strange alchemy—comprising episode six of Buscemi’s web series <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/06/10/steve_buscemi_hosts_park_bench_a_new_aol_web_series_with_fred_armisen_dick.html" target="_blank"><i>Park Bench</i></a>—is an unequivocal delight. Buscemi asks sincerely felt, straightforward questions, while Ani Trime responds with wisdom reminiscent of her late teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Watch as she shares her thoughts on <i>dukkha</i>, meditation, and the importance of being kind.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/no-try-just-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/no-try-just-do#comments Buddhism Interview Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:40:02 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45275 at http://www.tricycle.com Only the Occasional Brothel http://www.tricycle.com/blog/only-occasional-brothel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The “unconstrained conduct” of Zen is more literary trope than pervasive practice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px;">This article is the&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 13px;">seventh</strong>&nbsp;in the Tricycle blog series&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/10-misconceptions-about-buddhism" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;">10 Misconceptions about Buddhism</a><em style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;with scholars Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr.&nbsp;</em></em><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/10-misconceptions-about-buddhism" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/7zen.png" width="550" height="284" style="vertical-align: middle; margin: 7px auto; display: block;"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/only-occasional-brothel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/only-occasional-brothel#comments 10 Misconceptions Buddhism Zen Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:40:14 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45263 at http://www.tricycle.com Mipham Chokyi Lodro, the 14th Shamarpa, Dies at 61 http://www.tricycle.com/blog/mipham-chokyi-lodro-14th-shamarpa-dies-61 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pamela Gayle White </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/shamar_rinpoche.jpg" width="230" height="332" style="float: right; margin: 7px;">Shamar Rinpoche passed away suddenly this morning in his center in Renchen Ulm, Germany, at the age of 61. The 14th Shamarpa, Mipham Chokyi Lodro, was born in Tibet and recognized and enthroned there by his uncle, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, supreme head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/mipham-chokyi-lodro-14th-shamarpa-dies-61" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/mipham-chokyi-lodro-14th-shamarpa-dies-61#comments News obituary Tibetan Buddhism Tibetan Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:23:01 +0000 Alex Caring-Lobel 45260 at http://www.tricycle.com Painting the West Saffron http://www.tricycle.com/blog/painting-west-saffron <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeff Wilson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>A new map published by the <em>Washington Post</em> misrepresents Buddhist populations in Western states.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scholars have known for some time that Buddhism is the largest religion in Hawaii after Christianity, the majority religion in all US states. Now—according to <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/06/04/the-second-largest-religion-in-each-state/" target="_blank">an article</a> in last week’s <i>Washington Post</i>—Buddhism has also attained second-place status in a dozen Western states.</p> <p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/0610largemap.png" target="_blank"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/0610smallmap.png" width="550" height="490" style="margin: 7px auto; display: block;"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/painting-west-saffron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/painting-west-saffron#comments American Buddhism Buddhism pluralism regionalism Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:25:17 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45256 at http://www.tricycle.com The Graduates http://www.tricycle.com/blog/graduates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two young publishers bring the voices of exiled Tibetans to light</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/90002200?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" width="500"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">Kelsang and his friend Tenzin are both graduating seniors from the Tibetan Children’s Village, commonly known as TCV. In their spare time they publish&nbsp;</span><i style="font-size: 13px;">Exile World</i><span style="font-size: 13px;">, a small newspaper that serves as an important voice for young Tibetan writers living in exile.</span></p> <div> <p><em>Watch more short films about Tibetans living in exile at the <a href="http://www.tibetanstories.org/" target="_blank">Tibetan Stories</a> website.</em></p> <p><em><br></em></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/graduates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/graduates#comments Art Film newspapers publishing Tibet Tibetan Buddhism Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:47:25 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45238 at http://www.tricycle.com God or Human? http://www.tricycle.com/blog/god-or-human <div class="field field-type-text field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Buddhism has a place for gods, the Buddha wasn’t exactly one of them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px;">This article is the&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 13px;">sixth</strong>&nbsp;in the Tricycle blog series&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/10-misconceptions-about-buddhism" target="_blank" style="font-size: 13px;">10 Misconceptions about Buddhism</a><em style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;with scholars Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr.&nbsp;</em></em><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/10-misconceptions-about-buddhism" target="_blank"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/6god.png" width="550" height="284" style="vertical-align: middle; margin: 7px auto; display: block;"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/god-or-human" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/god-or-human#comments 10 Misconceptions Buddhism Thu, 05 Jun 2014 04:40:48 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45236 at http://www.tricycle.com Sole Beauty http://www.tricycle.com/blog/sole-beauty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For the fourth time in the beauty pageant's history, Miss Tibet crowns an unopposed contestant</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/images/lone-contestant-tenzin-yangzom-to-be-crowned-miss-tibet-2014-pg.jpg" width="550" height="367" style="margin: 7px auto; vertical-align: middle; display: block;"></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">“Lone contestant Tenzin Yangzom to be crowned Miss Tibet 2014.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">That’s the headline straight from the </span><a href="http://www.misstibet.com/" style="font-size: 13px;" target="_blank">Miss Tibet home page</a>,<span style="font-size: 13px;"> and it means exactly what it says: the India-based competition received eight total applications, five confirmed, and four “withdrew at the last minute expressing various personal problems.”</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;The automatic winner was Tenzin Yangzom, 23, who the pageant organizers hope will draw awareness to the plight of the Tibetan people by going on to international competitions.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/sole-beauty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/sole-beauty#comments beauty pageant Tibet Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:48:41 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45235 at http://www.tricycle.com “Massacre” http://www.tricycle.com/blog/%E2%80%9Cmassacre%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, see Liao Yiwu read the poem that landed him in prison</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HqsRTT27rok?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-member-only-comments"> <div class="field-label">Member-only Comments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tricycle.com/blog/%E2%80%9Cmassacre%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tricycle.com/blog/%E2%80%9Cmassacre%E2%80%9D#comments Poetry Social justice Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Joanna Piacenza 45227 at http://www.tricycle.com