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    Blogisattva Award Winners 2008 Paid Member

    Just in time for the Oscars, this year's Blogisattva Award winners have been announced! Congratulations to all the winners, including Tricycle's own Jeff Wilson, whose "Addressing Comments from the Meditation Thread" won Best Post of the Year! More »
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    Maharishi Passes Paid Member

    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died in the Netherlands: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced transcendental meditation to the West and gained fame in the 1960s as the spiritual guru to the Beatles, died Tuesday at his home and headquarters in Vlodrop, the Netherlands. He is believed to have been in his 90s. Steven Yellin, a spokesman for the organization, confirmed the Maharishi’s death but did not give a cause. UPDATE: We received the following two Press Releases related to the Maharishi's passing. 1. More »
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    Heart Sutra Paid Member

    Here's a little Heart Sutra for everyone today. More »
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    Aung San Suu Kyi gets medal from Congress... when? American politics. Wii meditate. Paid Member

    Get on the horn or mouse and let your Congressperson know you want Aung San Suu Kyi to receive the Congressonal Gold Medal tout de suite. A lot of other countries have recognized her... but that doesn't usually convince Americans. Congress voted on December 17th to recognize her, but so far has made no plans for the ceremony. Speaking of American politics, many candidates have dropped out of the Presidential race after a few contests in states with few voters. So why aren't all the primaries held on one day? Could it be that this would leave the media with less to pontificate and prognosticate over? They're having a field day with Obama and Clinton taking swings at each other. . . More »
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    New Year, Burma, Iowa Paid Member

    It's the new year and many of us have the great state of Iowa on the brain today. But the Voice of America is reporting on Burma and the incredible poverty there that guarantees the tensions between the people and the "government" will not go away anytime soon. And Claude Arpi wonders whether 2007 was an annus horribilis or an annus mirabilis for the Dalai Lama, and for Tibet. But is there even anything new to the new year? Ethan Nichtern says the new year is a perfect opportunity to assess our path. More »
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    Not Giving Up on Burma Paid Member

    Well, you gotta hand it to Washington. Our government, which has given up on combatting (or even admitting) human-influenced climate change, is not giving up on Burma, at least rhetorically (It helps that Iran seems to be off the table for now.) Congress is finally pushing a bill through the gridlock that will cut off some finances for the junta. About time! And Bush promises more sanctions. On another note Danny Fisher points out we can sign a petition to tell the world we don't support the Bush administration's obstruction vis a vis the Bali talks. More »