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    Buddhist Humor Online: Buddhisthumor.org Paid Member

    At an event in the Tricycle office several hundred million years ago, Tricycle editor James Shaheen posed a question to the throngs of devas, nagas, goblins, demons, and bodhisattvas (numbering eighteen million in all) in attendance: "What would you like to see more of in the pages of Tricycle?" From the back of the room, a young man of good family known by some as Lama Surya Das called out bravely, "More humor!" Lo, he was not obliged (or if he was, it was just barely.) Today, billions of years after this auspicious gathering of one hundred and eighty million bodhisattvas and Pratyekabuddhas, longtime Tricycle readers will recall the humorous writings of P. B. Law, who has contributed such pieces as "Bodhisattva in the Rye" and "Winnie-the-Buddhist" over the years. More »
  • 2,600-year-old Buddhist Monastery Unearthed in Afghanistan Paid Member

    Jeff Watt, the director of Himalayan Art Resources, just brought this story to our attention.  A Chinese copper mining company in Afghanistan, the China Metallurgical Group Corp, recently unearthed an ancient Buddhist monastery that is believed to be 2,600 years old.  As Watt states on his site, "The dating may be a little off but the find is certainly sensational."  More »
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    Hang on to your Tricycle Paid Member

    The sharp-eyed Frank Olinsky—Tricycle's first designer and now a contributing editor—often sends us photos from around his Brooklyn neighborhood that he thinks we'll like. (You may remember his "Discount Buddha," which some failed to find amusing.) What do you think his latest photo is saying? More »
  • The Photography of Dennis Cordell Paid Member

    My favorite subject matter, either in painting or in photography, has always been portraiture.  I love the human face. I also prefer doing portraits of Buddhist monks and other spiritual contemplatives in Asia. They aren’t concerned with whether their portraits are cosmetically appealing. For them, a photo of themselves is simply a memento to gloss a particular occasion. Westerners often ask for “photoshop favors” such as bag, wrinkle, or chin removals. Buddhist monks know that wrinkles are just part of the impermanence of the phenomenon we call life. Future lives will bring more than enough facelifts. -Dennis Cordell, from the artist's statement on his website. More »
  • Burning Man Buddha Paid Member

    A friend just sent me this picture of an Earth Touching Buddha sculpture that was taken at Burning Man, an annual art event in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.   Image: ©Harrison Hertzman     More »
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    The Artwork of Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat Paid Member

    New artwork by Tricycle art contributor Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat will be shown at the BCB Gallery in Hudson, NY, from  November 13th through December 19th.  For more info, click here.     Images ©Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat   More »