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    Brainwave at the RMA Paid Member

    Brainwave kicked off at the Rubin Museum of Art on February 27th with Tricycle editor James Shaheen interviewing Buddhist psychotherapist Mark Epstein. Upcoming participants include author Peter Matthiessen, scholar Donald S. Lopez, Jr., author Daniel Goleman, and meditation teacher Geoffrey Shugen Arnold. Tricycle: The Buddhist Review is one of the co-sponsors of this event. This is the second Brainwave event RMA has put on. From their website: RMA's second annual BRAINWAVE explores the intersection of mind and matter with nearly fifty different events, including discussions with some of the world's premier artists and neuroscientists. More »
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    Translating the Sutras Paid Member

    A number of Tibetan translation groups around the world have set an impressive (and exciting!) goal: to translate all of the sutras into English. In support of this undertaking, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche has initiated an online petition, which will be presented this weekend to over fifty translators in Bir, India at the Translating the Words of the Buddha Conference. The translation groups are hoping to get 10,000 signatures by tomorrow (Saturday), so time is of the essence. Sign the petition here, and check out the associated facebook page. More »
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    Bernie's Buddhist Birthday Bash Paid Member

    Roshi Bernie Glassman recently celebrated his 70th birthday in style. From a press release we just received: On March 12, 100 friends, supporters and students gathered in New York City to celebrate at V & T's Pizza Restaurant, where Bernie, as he prefers to be known, would go with participants at the end of his Street Retreats. More »
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    Beastie Boys film Paid Member

    Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film distribution company started by Beastie Boy and Buddhist Adam Yauch, will be releasing the Buddhist documentary Unmistaken Child on June 12th at the Film Forum in New York City. From Oscilloscope: The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most Westerners to grasp. UNMISTAKEN CHILD follows the 4-year-search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master who passed away in 2001 at age 84. The Dalai Lama charges the deceased monk's devoted disciple, Tenzin Zopa (who had been in his service since the age of seven), to search for his master's reincarnation, a child who may be anywhere in the world. Tenzin sets off on foot, mule and even helicopter, through breathtaking landscapes and remote traditional Tibetan villages. More »
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    The Big Sit, Day 1 Paid Member

    The Big Sit starts today! If you're interested in challenging yourself to meditate every 90 days while enjoying the support of a community, this is the place for you! More »
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    What Is Engaged Buddhism? Paid Member

    One more event to watch out for while you're visiting BRAINWAVE at the nearby Rubin Museum: the Buddhist Council of New York will hold its annual forum at the Still Mind Zendo on March 28th. This year the conference will ask participants “What is Engaged Buddhism?" The details: Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2009 Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm (registration with light breakfast will begin at 9:30am and lunch will be served at 11:30am) Location: Still Mind Zendo, 37 West 17th Street, 6th floor, New York, New York (between 5th and 6th Avenues) If you have any questions, contact either Judy Chen at 914-469-3352 or siscuscus@yahoo.com, or Jeff Thompson at mediator.jeff@gmail.com. Rubin Museum of Art has also offered a free tour after the Forum. To rsvp please contact Judy as well. More »