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    2012 Paid Member

    Our art director Frank Olinsky sent along the following poster. How many glaciers have to melt for the oceans to rise this high? More »
  • Poet and Zen Practitioner Jane Hirshfield at the Tricycle Community Paid Member

    She will be discussing her poem, "Those Who Cannot Act," from her 2006 book, After. Join the discussion here. Jane Hirshfield was born in New York City in 1953. After receiving her B.A. from Princeton University in their first graduating class to include women, she went on to study at the San Francisco Zen Center. Her books of poetry include After (HarperCollins, 2006); Given Sugar, Given Salt (2001), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Lives of the Heart (1997), The October Palace (1994), Of Gravity & Angels (1988), and Alaya (1982). More »
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    "The Truth About Gossip" cartoon by Max Ink Paid Member

    When we ran Thubten Chodron's article, "The Truth About Gossip," (from which we drew the "Seven Tips for Giving Up Gossip,") we received a lot of mail, but one of the most interesting was the cartoon (one panel of which is below) by the talented cartoonist Max Ink. For some reason it didn't make it into the magazine as a Letter to the Editor but we're correcting that oversight now, and sending Max a long-overdue "Thank You!" Click the picture to see whole four-panel cartoon. Cartoon © Max Ink More »
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    (Updated): The Buddha that won't go away: Picture of the Week Paid Member

    I know, I know, you've heard too much about the biggest Buddha in the world. Some of you aren't convinced, though (read Vern's comment in the last post). So here's a pic that will give you a better sense of scale. Are you convinced? We can't promise it's true; maybe there's another giganta-Buddha out there. Can someone please find a bigger Buddha? It's not gonna be easy. Himalayan Art Resource director Jeff Watt tells us it's "bigger than Bamiyan." But if you do outsize this one, the first to alert us gets a copy of Sharon Salzberg's Unplug. But be warned—Wikipedia tells us: More »
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    More on the Biggest Buddha in the World Paid Member

    No, it's not the guy in front. Some time ago I wrote about China's Leshan Buddha, in southern Sichuan, the "biggest Buddha in the world." One reader tipped us off to a video, which gives a better idea of the Buddha's size. Now,  Jeff Watt (Himalayan Art Resource) has posted a picture of himself in front of the famed rock sculpture. You can read more about the Leshan Buddha at "Jeff's Travels." Since posting several weeks back, I've received more Leshan Buddha pix than I can post, but keep them coming, I enjoy them. More »
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    Pick your favorite Dalai Lama Paid Member

    You know plenty about Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. But what about the 13 who preceded him? There's an easy way to learn about them all at Himalayan Art Resource's Dalai Lama Incarnation Lineage page. More »