Politics

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    Video: Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi supports Occupy Wall Street Paid Member

    Occupy Faith NYC is a coalition of over 100 religious leaders from around New York that support the Occupy Wall Street movement. Last night they held a press conference at Judson Memorial Church near Washington Square to announce that five churches will open their doors for dislocated occupiers following the police raid at Zuccotti Park.Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, a Theravada Buddhist monk and member of Occupy Faith, delivered an eloquent endorsement of the Occupy movement. Here's a short clip of his speech, in which he compares our current global situation to a man driving a car towards a cliff.For more read Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi's "The Need of the Hour" from the Fall 2011 issue of Tricycle. More »
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    All About Barbara: Q&A With About.com Buddhism Writer Barbara O'Brien Paid Member

    For the next installment of Tricycle's Q&A's with Buddhist bloggers (check out our previous ones with Kyle Lovett, Justin Whitaker and Waylon Lewis), we're bringing you nine-year blogging veteran and Soto Zen practitioner Barbara O'Brien. The Tricycle community might know her from About.com's Buddhism page, but she has also been running The Mahablog, her personal politics blog, since 2002. More »
  • The Need of the Hour: Religion's role in solving the world's critical problems Paid Member

    In the current issue of Tricycle, Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi argues that a new vision and scale of values are necessary measures for taking care of the world today. From "The Need of the Hour": More »
  • 20 Years, 20 Teachings: A Sangha by Another Name by Charles Johnson Paid Member

    If you haven't yet downloaded 20 Years, 20 Teachings: The Tricycle 20th Anniversary E-Book there's still time. It's free for Supporting and Sustaining Members. Already a member? Get your free e-book here. In his contribution to our 20th anniversary e-book, "A Sangha by Another Name," Charles Johnson writes about the religious vision of Martin Luther King Jr.: More »
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    Good news for two nuns Paid Member

    Regular readers of this blog will know that in recent weeks there have been two different episodes of injustice toward Buddhist nuns that have garnered public condemnation. We're happy to report that both matters look to be on the mend.DNAinfo recently reported that charges have been dropped against the Buddhist nun who was arrested after handing out prayer beads on Canal Street in New York City (authorities believed that she was selling the beads illegally, when she was giving them out freely while looking for donations for her burned down temple). More »
  • BuddhaFest: Fire Under the Snow starts today! Paid Member

    Fire Under the Snow tells the powerful story of Palden Gyatso, a Tibetan Buddhist monk arrested by the Chinese Communist Army in 1959. He spent the next 33 years in prisons and labor camps for the "crimes" of peaceful demonstration and refusal to denounce his apolitical teacher as an Indian spy. While in prison, Palden Gyatso was tortured and forced to live in dehumanizing conditions. His courage and resilience, however, is a testament to the human spirit.Sign up for the Tricycle BuddhaFest Online Film Festival, and watch Fire Under the Snow today.Watch an interview with Makoto Sasa, director and producer of Fire Under the Snow. Trailer: More »