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    Buddhist News and More, March 10, 2008 Paid Member

    [Now with two updates! And one amended comment (#2.)] Ibrahim Gambari's latest visit to Burma is over without achieving conclusive results other than meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi twice. Burma said No thanks to having U.N. or international oversight for its May constitutional referendum. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, president of the Philippines, stepped up and criticized the junta on this. Thailand's problems in its restive south with insurgent Muslims have left 3,000 dead in four years of conflict. To confront this issue, senior Buddhist monks arrived in Cairo to speak with Sheikh Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, the leading Sunni Muslim in Egypt, on the issue. More »
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    Virtual Break Paid Member

    The Times wonders how we can take a time out: “Even many corporate leaders now believe you need time to hear the voice of the new inside,” said Anne Dilenschneider, a spirituality consultant in Montara, Calif., a coastal town 17 miles south of San Francisco. “And this time need not be a day, or even a specific period, activity or lack of one. It doesn’t necessarily mean a Zen sit, just some time of solitude.” Even without a Zen sit (enough to scare me away from anything) or a phrase like “the voice of the new,” I found that the secular Sabbath was not all that easy to maintain. Something as simple as turning off the electronics is easy, but try to make a habit of it. A "Zen sit" sounds like a prescription drug. More »
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    Falun Gong in Wellington and Tum-mo Everywhere Paid Member

    Falun Gong defies the government... the city council of Wellington, New Zealand, that is. Tum-mo and your mind/body: In a monastery in northern India, Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room, deep in meditation. Although the room was a chilly 39˚ F, the men - using a yoga technique known as Tum-mo - were scarcely clothed, but seemed unaffected by the cold. Nearby, other monks soaked large sheets in freezing cold water and placed them on the shoulders of the meditators. Within an hour, the sheets were dry. Scientists who have studied the monks - some of whom were capable of raising the temperature of their fingers and toes by 17˚ F - have yet to determine how the meditative process was able to generate so much heat. More »
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    Krishnamurti, Chogyam Trungpa, and Fleet Maull Paid Member

    A series of YouTubes, courtesy of Hokai. Krishnamurti speaks with Chogyam Trungpa (5 videos) Fleet Maull on Integral Peacemaker Training More »
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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 »