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  • Real Buddha / Virtual Buddha Paid Member

    Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtanghsan, buddha sculptures and digital reconstructions, on New York’s Upper East Side.The great Buddhist reliquaries of the world—be they caves, mountainside monasteries, summit stupas, or ancient monuments—remain inaccessible to most due to their remoteness. Though great leaps in transportation technology have closed vast distances, both the pillaging of artifacts and the limiting of exposure in the interest of preservation continue to make visits to these far-flung sites difficult. Two alternatives act as windows that provide virtual access to these otherwise inaccessible environs: the removal of objects of worship into private collections and museums, whereby they can be admired by the privileged elite and the general public, respectively, or the creation of immaterial or easily transportable renderings—primarily photography, but also painting and, more recently, digital modeling. More »
  • The Weatherman's Legacy Paid Member

    This Thursday acclaimed director Pema Tseden will be screening his documentary film The Weatherman's Legacy at Trace Foundation. Made for Discovery Channel Asia in 2004, the film was made in Pema Tseden's hometown, where it follows a Tibetan shaman who wants to pass down his hailstorm-stopping and rain-making skills to a son who would rather run a video-rental business in the village instead. Worried that his reputation in the village is slipping, the shaman's last hope lies with his grandson, who is beginning to learn the ancient incantations. More »
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Western Connecticut State University Paid Member

    If you pay attention to the Tricycle Twitter, you might have noticed me live Tweeting from a Dalai Lama event last Thursday and Friday. It was an epic Twitterfest from a truly epic event. (And if you don't pay attention to the Trike Twitter, for shame! We're @tricyclemag. Get on that.) His Holiness showed up at Western Connecticut State University last week for a two-part talk: "The Art of Compassion" on Thursday and "Advice for Daily Life" on Friday. The Dalai Lama, now 77, has been on a whirlwind tour of the eastern U.S. these past couple of weeks, dropping by Middlebury College, MIT, Brown University, The College of William and Mary, Syracuse University, and Rockefeller University. I swear, that man has a schedule that would scare a first-year investment banker. More »
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    InsightLA Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary with Jack Kornfield and Actress Sandra Oh Paid Member

    Today we have a guest blog post by Trudy Goodman, the founder and guiding teacher of InsightLA. InsightLA is one of the leading organizations in the country providing meditation and stress reduction courses to individuals and groups. On October 13th, they will be celebrating their ten-year anniversary, hosted by Sandra Oh of Grey's Anatomy fame and with Jack Kornfield as the keynote speaker. You can buy tickets to the event and learn more about it here. By Trudy Goodman I’m sitting on a stone wall, overlooking the magnificent estate of Pamela and Jef Levy in Beverly Hills, where we are kicking off InsightLA’s 10th anniversary with a special fundraiser on October 13th. More »
  • Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Teaches in NYC Next Week Paid Member

    Join Buddhist teacher, artist, and author Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche at the META Center in New York City next week for "Uncommon Kindness," a three-part series of meditations to awaken the heart. Running the evenings of Wednesday through Friday (10/10-10/12), the teachings will show us how to overcome our limited focus of self-concern, giving us the tools to forge lives filled with empathy and kindness. Until then, have a read of Pema Chödrön's latest Tricycle article “The Fundamental Ambiguity of Being Human.” Pema is a current student of Rinpoche's. Get the details and purchase tickets here. More »
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    The Torah of Nonviolence Paid Member

    Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb is no stranger to controversy.  Dubbed the “Radical Rabbi” by some who view her peace work with Iran and Palestine to be anti-Israel, she most recently made headlines in the Jewish community when President Obama included her on his six hundred-strong list of rabbis who had signed on to support his campaign. As one of the first ten women to become a rabbi and the first woman ordained as a rabbi in the Jewish Renewal Movement, she has long been an advocate for Jewish feminism. In 1974 she founded a Jewish feminist theater troupe called Bat Kol (literally, “daughter of a voice”), and in 1995 authored the book She Who Dwells Within: A Feminist Vision of a Renewed Judaism. More »