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    Shinnyo-En and Shinnyo Buddhism Paid Member

    We received word last week that Her Holiness Shinso Ito, head priest of the international  Shinnyo-En Buddhist Order, will be in New York soon to address the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Shinso Ito is pictured below in a photo by Richard Walker from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin: More »
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    Taming the Ox Paid Member

    taming the Ox Number 5 of Genju's Oxherding pictures. Daido Roshi comments: We are pretty clear about how our mind works... The whole practice is gradually beginning to come together and is less of a struggle. But there is still the nose-ring, the need for discipline to actualize what is realized. More »
  • A Mandala to puzzle over Paid Member

    Next time you find yourself trapped indoors on a rainy afternoon, here's an idea for an activity that will keep you occupied: piece together Pomegranate's Tibetan Mandala puzzle. With over 1,000 randomly shaped pieces, the 20" by 27" puzzle is sure to focus your attention. For all you puzzle enthusiasts, you can purchase the Tibetan Mandala puzzle here on Amazon.com. We wish you the best of luck—be sure to send us photos of your progress and any helpful building advice. We're thinking about getting one for the Tricycle office! To learn more about mandalas, check out Himalayan Art Resources' "What Are Mandalas?" page. More »
  • How to move objects with your mind Paid Member

    VIA the Summer 2010 issue of Lotus Lantern magazine, courtesy of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.  Cartoon by Bae Jong-hoon More »
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    Catching the Ox Paid Member

    Genju at 108zenbooks is up to number 4 of the Oxherding Pictures: catching the Ox Read Genju's commentary here. (She uses the excellent term "connecting"—and dancing—instead of catching.) In the minibook Path of Enlightenment, we read: Through extraordinary effort You seize the ox. Still, its will is forceful, its body spirited Sometimes it runs high into the mountains, Other times it disappears into the mist. More »
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    Skeptism? Paid Member

    A great and somewhat mysterious sketch called "Skeptism" from our friend Frank Olinsky: Frank designed the original Tricycle logo as well as the MTV logo—respect! You can see more of his work here. More »