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    Call for Submissions from Vipassana Journal Inquiring Mind Paid Member

    The following announcement came to us from our friends at Inquiring Mind, a donation-supported, semiannual journal of the Vipassana community. The publication is excellent, and to make matters even better, author, Tricycle contributor, and previous Turning Wheel editor Susan Moon is guest editing the upcoming issue. We don't know exactly what she and the other editors have planned, but we do know that anyone who works with them will be in good hands. Here's the announcement:   CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS More »
  • Buddha Buzz: Taiwan's First Gay Buddhist Wedding and Other Great News Paid Member

    July, it seems, is a very auspicious month for Tibetan Buddhists. Last Friday was the Dalai Lama's birthday, and tomorrow it's Pema Chodron's 76th. Happy Birthday, Pema! Although she is in retreat for the entirety of 2012, she's holding a virtual online retreat in honor of the occasion. If you register here (it's free), the Pema Chodron foundation will email you a pre-filmed video with advice, encouragement, and meditation instruction. In a culture in which a person expects to receive gifts on a birthday, not give them, many thanks to the Pema Chodron Foundation and, of course, Pema herself for their generosity. More »
  • Tricycle Trolls Paid Member

    Internet troll (from Urban Dictionary): 1. Noun. One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument. 2. Noun. A person whose sole purpose in life is to seek out people to argue with on the Internet over extrememly trivial issues. Such arguments can happen on blogs, Facebook, Myspace, and a host of others. The best thing you can do to fight an Internet troll is to not answer. (My addendum: this is also known as "Don't feed the trolls!") More »
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    Who Is the Angry Asian Buddhist? Paid Member

    Who is the Angry Asian Buddhist? Nearly four years ago a blogger on the group blog "Dharma Folk" calling himself arunlikhati published a short blog post called "Angry Asian Buddhist," protesting the white-centric views of American Buddhist media and (some) American Buddhists themselves. Since then, he's become an outspoken critic of the various stereotypes swirling around the American dharma scene and an advocate of the discussion of race in our sanghas. arunlikhati now primarily blogs at "Angry Asian Buddhist," a site that has over the years proven to be no stranger to controversy. More »
  • Tricycle Talk with UPenn Professor Justin McDaniel Paid Member

    Today's Tricycle Talk is with Justin McDaniel, a Religious Studies professor at the University of Pennsylvania. A former Buddhist monk who identifies as both a Buddhist and a Catholic, he's got a Buddhist-related academic background of champions: a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies, also from Harvard. More »
  • Tricycle Talk with Professional Organizer Andrew Mellen Paid Member

    Spring for me is always the same. Come March, the flowers are blossoming, the birds are chirping, and the grumpy New Yorkers around me are glaring with slightly less menace. Everything is a little brighter and a little warmer. With the feeling of newness wafting in the air, I finally drudge up enough courage to look around at the mess I've made all winter long and clean. Spring cleaning! It always starts so well. But in an hour I'm quite like the Mole in the first page of Kenneth Grahame's book The Wind in the Willows: More »