Buddha

  • Visit a Melting Ice Buddha at the Rubin Museum of Art Paid Member

    This is very cool. Artist Atta Kim has sculpted a 5 1/2 feet tall, 1,300 pound seated buddha out of ice. Starting tonight at 6 p.m. the sculpture will be on display at NYC's Rubin Museum of Art as part of their Grain of Emptiness: Buddhism-Inspired Contemporary Art exhibit. It will be on view until it completely melts, a process that the should take several days.Want to visit a melting ice buddha in the middle of the night? The museum will be open overnight on Friday and remain open through normal hours on Saturday, closing at 6 p.m. More »
  • Buddhists and Evolution Paid Member

    Blogging for the Chicago Tribune, Stephen Asma recently wrote about Buddhists and evolution: More »
  • Russell Simmons's Buddhas Paid Member

    The Financial Times recently ran a profile of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons' New York City apartment. Inside they found a whole lot of Buddha statues. Mark Wellwood writes: More »
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    Wednesday Work Buddha Paid Member

    This hard-working little jizo is ready to help sweep away your midweek worries and troubles. But you have to start working before he'll help—he won't do it for you! This image is from the Flickr stream of Buddha Rhubarb. Read about Jizo Bodhisattva here. If you're inspired to practice for Japan today, visit Three Practices for Japan. More »
  • "Eco-monastery" to open in the Buddha's birthplace Paid Member

    An “eco-monastery” will open in April in Lumbini, Nepal—the birthplace of the Buddha. The Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya World Center for Peace and Unity (LUM), a project headed by Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, will be the largest temple in Lumbini, at 48,600-square-feet, and has incorporated various “green” elements into its design—such as extra insulation, and relying on large area solar panels to generate all of the building’s lighting needs. Though it will be the largest temple in town, it will be the most environmentally friendly of all the buildings in the monastic zone of Lumbini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dharmakaya, Rinpoche's organization, began construction on the project in 2006. More »
  • What are you holding onto? Paid Member

    It's been a good week at Pamela Gayle White and Khedrub Zangmo's "Letting Go" retreat. You can watch the two videos that make up Week 1 here—the second video is meditation instructions.) One of the best features of Tricycle Retreats is the direct access they offer to teachers, and the discussions that follow the teachings reflect this. In this week's discussion, one commenter writes: What really strikes me about your presentation here, apart from its loveliness and deep sense of peacefulness and tranquility, is how you seem to be applying what one learns on the meditation cushion to our daily lives. You are teaching us here practical measures for integrating the message of the Buddha into the next moment and the one after it and the one after that, how to live like a Buddha every day and everywhere, in all situations. Thank you. More »