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    Christians fight City Hall in Indiana Paid Member

    There was a great photo of a mural with both Buddha and Jesus hung in Bloomington City Hall in the news last week -- Now it's disappeared. Such is the impermanence of the web. Anyway, it -- along with several other murals set up in Bloomington, Indiana's City hall to welcome the Dalai Lama -- got some of Indiana's Christians hot under the collar. More »
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    Bamiyan Buddhas Back? Paid Member

    Op-Ed columnist Roger Cohen of the New York Times looks into the rebuilding of the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Tricycle took a quick look at this story over a year ago. Don't forget, Buddhas are still being destroyed in central Asia -- In fact, Buddhas being dynamited serve as a kind of barometer of Islamist power in a particular region. - Philip Ryan, Web Editor More »
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    Gil Fronsdal on Tricycle Q & A Paid Member

    Trot on over to the Tricycle Q & A if  you'd like the chance to have your question on the dharma or anything else answered by Gil Fronsdal, the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California. Fronsdal has a Ph. D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford, and many of his audio teachings are available online, such as those on the Zencast blog. The Tricycle Q & A software was developed by a group called Zooleo, run by our friend Soren Gordhamer, founder of the Lineage Project. They have many other interesting summits going on around the web, so please take a look! More »
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    Bush v. Burma Paid Member

    U.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari says he is encouraged by India's stance on Burma. Few details were provided, so we should take it this means India is willing to do "something." More »
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    Following up on the Dalai Lama's visit Paid Member

    Two of our favorite sites, The Worst House and Dreaming of Danzana Ravjaa, point us to two ha-ha's on the DL's visit with Dubya: one from Slate and the other a Letterman Top Ten list. Some blowback on the visit: Chinese authorities drop the hammer on celebrations -- or rather, attempted celebrations -- over the DL's visit stateside. More »
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    Bloomberg, Burma Paid Member

    Yet another piece on the Dalai Lama's visit to New York from the Times, but with some interesting bits: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg invited him to a Gracie Mansion breakfast last Friday with 20 or so New York Buddhists. The event was not listed on Mr. Bloomberg’s public schedule. Leaving it off was not a political statement, a mayoral spokesman said. Mr. Bloomberg routinely has groups over for breakfast in private. Besides, the spokesman said, the mayor wanted the Dalai Lama’s appearance to be a surprise to the other guests. More »