Environment

  • Tricycle Community 1 comment

    The Beef Industry, faked photos in Tibet, and Gambari Heads Back to Burma Paid Member

    You may have heard about or seen the sickening video from the Westland/Hallmark meatpacking plant in California. It's been all over the news. James at the Buddhist Blog has a great post on it. 143 million pounds of beef were recalled due to cruelty and slaughtering sick animals at this plant. Do a little bit of reading on the beef industry, just a tiny bit. It will make you sick and it will make you angry. U.N. More »
  • Tricycle Community 0 comments

    Thich Nhat Hanh's Deer Park Monastery Goes Solar Paid Member

    Cool stuff. Read all about it on deerparkmonastery.org! The image below was sent to Tricycle by Brother Phap Thanh and shows the sangha by one of the new panels. More »
  • Tricycle Community 0 comments

    Stallone Raises Awareness on Burma. Beijing's Panchen Lama joins the Party Paid Member

    The White House isn't satisfied with Burma's scheduled transition to democracy. This gesture by the junta is a result of the pro-democracy demonstrations of the fall, and they must be very annoyed that they caused enough of a ruckus by jailing and torturing monks they got the attention of the busy American octopus. And from one of Burma's troubled border regions: The leader of one of the largest Karen ethnic rebel groups in Burma was shot dead today at his Thailand border home. Mahn Sha, secretary general of the Karen National Union, was shot by two men at his house about five kilometres from the border with Burma, said Zin Linn, a member of the dissident National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, to which Mahn Sha also belonged. More »
  • Tricycle Community 0 comments

    Biofuels, Baptists, Rambo, Thaksin, and Shanghai Paid Member

    Well, nothing's simple in this world. Depressing new research seems to indicate biofuels may be worse for the earth than fossil fuels. An American Baptist Delegation is going to visit Burmese refugee camps in Thailand. The film Hmyaw-lint-gyin-myar-swar (With Much Hope) about people living with HIV, won Burma's top film honors. Burma's very old movie industry has fallen on hard times. More »
  • Tricycle Community 1 comment

    Bomb Blast by Thailand Shrine; Sandalwood Smuggling Paid Member

    A bomb-blast by a shrine in southern Thailand killed one person today. The U.S. imposes more sanctions on Burma, freezing the assets of an arms dealer accused of enabling the regime. The Irrawaddy mentions rumors of ill-health in Burmese Supremo Than Shwe or his family. Cancer, some say. But others say it is wishful thinking arising fro athe natural Buddhist assumption that karma would come calling on the general. Big surprise: Sandalwood is being smuggled brought into China from Nepal. Wat isn't being smuggled into China from neighboring countries? Of course, the U.S. More »
  • Tricycle Community 0 comments

    Bodh Gaya Controversy; Hard Winter in China; Sri Lankan Jet Fighters Paid Member

    More on the alleged wrongdoing in Bodh Gaya. Did the tree's custodians cut off and sell a branch of the tree to the government of Thailand for $1.5 million? Did attendant priests sell fallen leaves to pilgrims? And where are the missing Buddha statuette hat used to fill the niches around the site? In addition to this controversy, the site is shared by Hindus and Buddhists and, especially now when there is trouble, tension is rising. More »