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  • Tricycle Community 32 comments

    What planet is Brit Hume living on? Paid Member

    The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith. He is said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. My message to Tiger would, "Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world." —Brit Hume on Tiger Woods I'd say "Forgive him for he knows not what of what he speaks" but there's nothing to forgive and no one to forgive, and I've probably said too much already. More »
  • NASCAR Buddhism Paid Member

    You don't normally think of Buddhists as NASCAR fans, but why not? Arlynda Boyer, a lifelong NASCAR aficionado, has been practicing Buddhism for past 15 years. She tells Auto Racing Daily ("Where you get your auto racing news") that she sees plenty of similarities between the Buddha's teachings and the NASCAR lifestyle—both NASCAR drivers and Buddhists, she says, "have to live in the moment." She's even written a book about it: Buddha on the Backstretch: The Spiritual Wisdom of Driving 200mph. More »
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    Do liberals give Buddhism a pass? Paid Member

    I listen to discussions of Christianity from time to time on NPR and it seems that it's simply required in such conversations to take the "magic" out of the Judeo-Christian narratives. But when the religion in question is Buddhism, it's apparently fine to suspend one's rationalist mind. –Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online Jonah Goldberg seems to think that liberals give the Dalai Lama—and Buddhism—a pass when it comes to claims of the miraculous. Pico Iyer, for instance, discusses the Dalai Lama's most recent incarnation as Goldberg "would expect a believing Buddhist to tell it"—that is, without skepticism. We can't blame Goldberg for thinking that Pico Iyer is a Buddhist (he isn't), since Iyer has written plenty about all things Buddhist, including articles in Tricycle, and has been quite close to the Dalai Lama. But are "liberals" generally easier on Buddhism than, say, Christianity, as Goldberg contends? Not always. More »
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    Arthur Ashe, Bodhisattva? Paid Member

    Lately, [tennis great Arthur] Ashe’s widow has come to think of him as a Bodhisattva — 'a beautiful Buddhist term for a person who is dedicated to the ultimate welfare of other beings,' as Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe put it the other day. She considers the possibility that Arthur achieved Buddhahood, either during his 49 years or after his life was cut short in 1993 by AIDS from a blood transfusion. Hey, you never know. Read George Vecsey's piece here. More »
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    In France, they're bowling for bliss Paid Member

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    16-year-old high school soccer player finds the middle way Paid Member

    Sixteen-year-old Jimmy O'Leary, a high school junior at St. John’s Prep, an all-boys Catholic school in Danvers, Massachusetts, made the Boston Globe this weekend for taking up an interest in Buddhism. Says his soccer coach, Rene Novoa, who began coaching O'Leary six years ago: “All of a sudden, he was more calm, he was more collected when things didn’t go his way. He’s developed into my go-to guy, but his mental maturity is now catching up with his physical skills.’’ More »