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    Skeptism? Paid Member

    A great and somewhat mysterious sketch called "Skeptism" from our friend Frank Olinsky: Frank designed the original Tricycle logo as well as the MTV logo—respect! You can see more of his work here. More »
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    Guess Who's Buddhist? Rob Schneider! Paid Member

    You may know him as the goofy sidekick in Adam Sandler's movies, or as the star of lowbrow comedies like "The Animal" and "Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo," but when it comes to his Buddhist practice, Schneider isn't joking. In a recent interview with the San Francisco Chronicle Schneider spoke about being a Zen practitioner and the middle way: For 13 years I've been into Zen Buddhism; I only understood it a few weeks ago," says Rob Schneider. "The idea is simple: 'Nirvana,' from the Sanskrit, just means 'breathe out.' You get to a place in your life where you go (sighing with great pleasure) 'Aaaahhhh.' More »
  • Don't forget: Susan Moon at the Tricycle Community Book Club Paid Member

    Join us at the Tricycle Community Book Club for the discussion of Susan Moon's This is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity. The book, a collection of essays, is broken down into three parts: Cracks in the Mind and Body, Changing Relationships, and In the Realm of the Spirit. Get a head start on reading before Susan joins us Monday, June 21! Starting next week we will spend two days discussing each section and have a final day to wrap things up. From Part One, Cracks in the Mind and Body: More »
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    Menachem Wecker vs. Stephen Prothero vs. the Dalai Lama Paid Member

    Stephen Prothero writes that the Dalai Lama is wrong. Menachem Wecker writes that Stephen Prothero is wrong. Stephen Prothero tweets: "Koan for the Day: Will cranky Buddhists flood your email box if you say the Dalai Lama is wrong? Apparently so. http://bit.ly/d3aqb3. More »
  • Sarah Palin, Zen Master? Paid Member

    In his article "Did Sarah Palin Top Rush Limbaugh’s Idiotic BP Oil Spill Remarks?" on ecopolitology, Zachary Shahan suggests the possibility that Sarah Palin is a Zen master. After reading one of Sarah Palin's latest remarks, my mind has almost gone blank. Perhaps she is actually a Buddhist teacher in disguise and these confusing or nonsensical one-liners she puts out are really Zen kōans geared at bringing more people to enlightenment. Here is the one that almost brought me to enlightenment (from Palin's Twitter feed): "Extreme Greenies:see now why we push'drill,baby,drill'of known reserves&promising finds in safe onshore places like ANWR? Now do you get it?" More »