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    Buddha Buzz: Buddhist News from Around the World, Week of July 30 Paid Member

    Guess who's Buddhist now? Bill Clinton. Everybody's favorite proponent of the fourth precept ("I did not have sexual relations with that woman") is apparently learning how to meditate with the help of a Buddhist monk. I know, the article doesn't look too reliable. But still, it wouldn't surprise me if Bill were the latest public figure to jump on the Buddh"ish" bandwagon. The other Clinton has also been involved in Buddhist affairs this week. Here she is at the Shwedegon Pagoda in Burma, looking very happy indeed. More »
  • Community News: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Annual Memorial Interfaith Gathering in NYC Paid Member

    For those living in or near New York City, there will be a Hiroshima and Nagasaki Annual Memorial Interfaith Gathering this Sunday to commemorate the tragic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is being held in collaboration with Voices from Japan: Despair and Hope from Disaster (more info below). WHERE: Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York City  WHEN: Sunday, August 5th, 2012. All are welcome; a contribution of $10.00 is suggested. SCHEDULE: 4:00 Cathedral Evensong Service 5:00 Visit the Exhibitions Photography from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945 (supported by the Nagasaki Prefecture Government). More »
  • Buddha Buzz: Buddhist News from Around the World, Week of July 23 Paid Member

    There's a lot going on in the world—it's hard to keep up! This is "Buddha Buzz," our weekly roundup of Buddhist news from around the world. Check back on tricycle.com every Friday to see the latest. Tricycle was deeply saddened to hear of Tibetan Buddhist master Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche's sudden death from a heart attack on Tuesday. He was only 57 years old. For those unfamiliar with Traleg Rinpoche, the former monk and previous abbot of Thrangu monastery was the spiritual director of the E-Vam Institute in Melbourne, Australia, as well as its affiliate in New York. You can read his full biography here and watch teachings by him here. More »
  • Pema Chödrön Birthday Retreat a Success Paid Member

    You might have noticed in Buddha Buzz a couple of weeks ago an announcement about Pema Chödrön's 76th birthday. In celebration, Pema Chödrön and her foundation put together a virtual "Practicing Peace" retreat. And it was a great success! Tim Olmsted, the president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation, is happy to share the following news: More »
  • Buddha Buzz: Buddhist News from Around the World Paid Member

    There's a lot going on in the world—it's hard to keep up! This is "Buddha Buzz," our weekly roundup of Buddhist news from around the world. Check back on tricycle.com every Friday to see the latest. Take a look at the mock-up plans for a Buddhist temple planned to be built in Taicang, China. I like to call it the "Aladdin genie" of Buddhist temples...because you ain't never seen a temple like this one. (And Aladdin ain't never had a friend like the genie.) More »
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    The Buddha on 11th Avenue Paid Member

    This sweet story has been forwarded to Tricycle more than a few times. It appeared in Oakland Local's "Community Voices" almost a month ago. You can click the following link to read the original piece, by Dan Stevenson, in its entirety: "Saving Oakland's 'Favorite' Buddha." For years the street divide of 11th Avenue in Oakland, where Stevenson lives, was a mess. Garbage and mattresses were dumped there illegally and constantly. It was a favorite spot of graffiti taggers, drug dealers, and public urinators. But because of the city's slow response time to neighborhood complaints, Stevenson and another neighbor were left with the responsibility of cleaning up the trash, human waste, and graffiti. More »