• Remembering Buddhism in Afghanistan Paid Member

    On the eve of Afghanistan's presidential elections amidst increasing unrest and violence, CNN contributor John Blake details the history of a country strikingly different than the Afghanistan we know today. While recent media coverage has centered on America's troops in Afghanistan and the wave of violence leading up to tomorrow's elections, Blake instead focuses on the country's untold story, exploring the social climate of Afghanistan during the "golden era" of the 1950's, 60's, and 70's. Back then Kabul was known as "the Paris of Central Asia," the moderately religious government recognized women's rights, and the country was politically stable. Blake delves into the roots of this peace and tolerance, interviewing Afghanis who believe that it can be traced back to a time when Afghanistan stood at the crossroads of ancient civilizations and the Silk Road allowed people of many cultures and religions to mix easily. More »
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    Abstract & Concrete Paid Member

    Kongtrul Jigme Nyamgel, whose paintings have appeared in Tricycle, has a new show of "city-inspired paintings and photographs" opening in New York next week. Titled "Abstract & Concrete," the show gets my vote for best Buddhist pun of the month. Check out some of the artist's new work here, and see his website for more details. The show opens with a reception at 7 pm on June 18th at the New York Shambhala Center (118 W. 22nd St. #6). More »
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    Unmistaken Child Paid Member

    Oscilloscope Laboratories, producer of the critically acclaimed film Burma VJ, is now releasing Unmistaken Child, another important film for contemporary Buddhism. Unmistaken Child follows Tibetan monk Tenzin Zopa in his search for a reincarnation of his teacher, Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master who passed away in 2001 at age 84. The film premieres at the Rubin Museum in New York this Sunday. It will open in theaters across the country throughout the summer. You can view the release schedule here. More »
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    Happy 30th! Paid Member

    To the renowned Antioch Education Abroad Buddhist Studies program. Story here. More »
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    Buddhism & Psychology podcast Paid Member

    The rapidly growing Interdependence Project has just announced its latest summer program: a 4-week series of classes on Buddhism and psychology, led by Joseph Loizzo, MD, PhD, and Miles Neale, PsyD, LMHC, both of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science. From the IDP website: In this four part series, Drs. More »