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    Aung San Suu Kyi "Very Optimistic" Paid Member

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, set to meet with members of her opposition party for the first time in three years, is "very optimistic" about changes in Burma. She also met with Aung Kyi, a general representing the ruling junta. This is progress. The world needs to keep up pressure to keep the talks going and being about real change. Burma isn't the only place Buddhist monks are facing trouble. More »
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    Gil Fronsdal, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Dalai Lama on Parade, and Meditation Tips Paid Member

    Insight meditation teacher Gil Fronsdal has answered the top three questions from visitors to They're here. BURMA: A very brief piece says Aung San Suu Kyi is ready to cooperate with the government "in the interest of the nation." Boycott Chevron. More »
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    Masterpieces of Buddhist Art, Burma deadlock, Traffic jams in Tibet Paid Member

    An exhibition of Korean Master Jin Hyung Lee's Buddhist sculptures is happening in L.A. at Silk Roads Design Gallery, 145 North La Brea Ave., until December 16, 2007. The event is co-sponsored by Korea Sah International Buddhist Temple, 500 N. Western Ave. Check it out if you're in the area. This seated Bodhidharma (Korean: Dalma) caught my eye, but there are more than thirty pieces in the exhibition, all as beautiful as this one. I love the chest hair on the "blue-eyed barbarian." (Sculpture is gilded bronze, 46 x 39 x 29 inches.) More »
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    Just When You Thought it was Safe to Forget about Burma Paid Member

    More on the protests in Pakokku here. Not a lot of information yet. Boycott Burmese blood rubies. Who buys rubies anyway? A nice CS Monitor article on the fragile state of Asia's 'petrol politics' (fuel prices, lest we forget, touched off the Burmese protests in the first place.) And more on Burma's child soldier problem, the worst in the world and getting worse. - Philip Ryan, Web Editor More »
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    Bits and Pieces Paid Member

    Is that a lama behind the camera? More movies from Bhutan. Will sanctions on Burma be enough? asks Mike Nizza. Prime Minister Steven Harper of Canada met with the Dalai Lama and got China all worked up. A technical overview of the internet shutdown in Burma. Opinion from the Bangkok Post: The status quo in Burma cannot continue. 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 »