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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 »
  • Haiku Corner Paid Member

    The Tricycle Community Poetry Club is pleased to present our new Haiku Corner, led by Gary Gach, haiku teacher and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buddhism. You can read and comment on others efforts, offer your own haiku, or get guidance from Gary and the others there. You need to be a member of the Tricycle Community to visit, but it's easy to sign up, and best of all it's free. More »
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    Without Compassion, What Hope? Paid Member

    Q: Is there any cause for optimism? A: Well, personally, yeah. Everybody's got a life to lead and they've got a bodhisattva tendency, everybody wants to do good, so I just think on a personal level, yeah. On a larger scale, there doesn't seem to be any hope unless compassion becomes a more widespread important teaching on how to live. Compassion to self and others. –Allen Ginsberg, from "Spontaneous Intelligence: An Interview with Allen Ginsberg," Tricycle, Fall 1995 Read the complete article. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Sign up for the Daily Dharma or Tricycle Community Newsletter More »
  • More tools to navigate your way through the rich world of Tibetan art Paid Member

    Yesterday I linked to a page that shows you how to identify and understand the deities of the Tibetan pantheon. More »