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    PHOTOS: BGR's Walk to Feed the Hungry Paid Member

    Buddhist Global Relief hosted its second annual Walk to Feed the Hungry event in New York City last weekend. Bhante Buddharakkhita led a large group of walkers up and down a beautiful stretch of Riverside Park, for a 3.5 mile walk. The afternoon included memorable lines from guest speak Venerable Ji Xing ("Family is an acronym: Father and Mother, I Love You"), a vegetarian lunch, and raffle prizes (I won some tea!). Of course, as the leaders reminded participants at the end of the day, this walk is really just beginning. Here are some pictures from the walk. Says photographer Miana Jun, "I hope these photographs share an ounce of what the beauty of the day was like." More »
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    Walk to Feed the Hungry: Support Buddhist Global Relief Paid Member

    In his essay "The Need of the Hour," in the current issue of Tricycle, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi offers us guidance on how to find our "sacred calling." As the title of the essay suggests, the time to do this is now. He begins "The Need of the Hour" by reminding us of the urgency of this task. More »
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    Making Moonshine: How to make Bhutanese rice wine Paid Member

    In the current issue of Tricycle Food columnist Noa Jones shares a Bhutanese recipe for rice wine. More »
  • Kill that Impulse! Compassionate Solutions for Your Favorite Pest Paid Member

    Today we're very pleased to share with you a guest post from longtime friend and contributing editor of Tricycle, Allan Badiner. In addition to being a frequent contributor to Tricycle, Allan maintains his own blog at the web magazine Reality Sandwich and is also a member of the faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He lives on the central California coast, where he has had his own challenges with living amidst pests and remaining true to the first precept.   Kill that Impulse! Compassionate Solutions For Your Favorite PestBy Allan Badiner More »
  • Peace Begins on Our Plates Paid Member

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has released an ad featuring a Thich Nhat Hanh teaching: I am determined not to kill, not to let others kill, and not to support any act of killing in the world. We've run stories about animal rights in the past and have had lively discussion about the ethics of pet euthanasia, but it's not often that we've addressed strict veganism. Sam Mowe (you may know him on Twitter as "Tricycle Sam") has written about it here, though, and it always inspires debate—healthy debate. Take a look here and here. More »
  • Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining from Meat Paid Member

    Due to Buddhist teachings on nonviolence and compassion, people often assume that Buddhists are vegetarians. Indeed, many Tricycle readers cried foul after we ran a recipe in the Winter 2010 issue that listed chicken as an ingredient. One letter to the editor said, "I feel this [recipe] is as disturbing in your magazine as it would be if it had been published in Vegetarian Times. Please no more chicken recipes." We printed a short response saying that while we respect vegetarianism, the fact is that many Buddhists eat meat. (Note: personally when I say I "respect" vegetarianism, I mean it in the "hold in high esteem" sense of the word, not like "I respect your right to eat whatever you like." Also, a fun fact: when it comes to dietary restrictions the Tricycle staff is a motley crew.) More »