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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 »
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    One Monk Emerges Paid Member

    Ashin Kovida, a Burmese monk described as one of the main organizers of the protests, escapes to Thailand and is interviewed. More »
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    Burma, China, Mongolia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand Paid Member

    Danny Fisher has a good round-up of the sad / hopeful goings-on in Burma. And Tricycle's own Jeff Wilson gives us a statement on Burma from the Buddhist Churches of America. U.N. Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari says the talks between opposition leader Aung Sann Suu Kyi and the Rangoon regime make him hopeful, but "much more is needed" to bring about real results. And meanwhile Burmese government forces are back out on the street in force and surrounding "holy sites" in order to forestall more action by Burma's monks. More »