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    A Walk to Remember: A grandmother completes a 4,400 mile journey across the US Paid Member

    This morning several Tricycle staff members waded through un-plowed snow drifts from last night's storm to meet Jeana Moore at the Northwest corner of Central Park. We were greeted by Jeana—wearing her trademark reflective yellow vest—and a dozen friends who were ready to join her on the last 3 miles of her 4,400 mile "Steps To-Marrow" walk from Seattle to New York City. Jeana begin the walk on October 19, 2009 in an effort to register donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry (NBMR). Jeana became involved with the NBMR after her granddaughter, Jada, was born with Leukemia in 2007. Thanks to the NBMR, doctors were able to find a donor match for Jada (the donor joined Jeana on the final leg of the walk today). The bone marrow transplant saved Jada's life. More »
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    Tour agency brings gay Buddhists to the Buddha's birthplace Paid Member

    After openly gay Nepali MP Sunil Babu Pant launched Pink Mountain Travels and Tours, the first Nepali travel agency for gay tourists, in early 2010, the agency has received its first group bookings from gay Buddhists who want to follow the Buddha's footsteps. From Sify News: 'We already have three groups from Britain, France and the Netherlands, and there are queries from the US,' said Pant, the founder of the gay rights movement in what was a rigid Nepali society in the last decade. 'They are from the Gay Buddhist Sangh (GBS), an organisation with members all over Europe. They travel in groups for joint meditation and pilgrimage to the places associated with the Buddha - Nepal, India, Thailand and Myanmar,' Pant said. More »
  • Cliff-Jumping with Cambodian Monks Paid Member

    This guest blogpost comes our way from Alex Tzelnic, a writer currently traveling in Cambodia. More »
  • A Day for Bodhidharma Paid Member

    You can learn a lot of things perusing the Treeleaf Zendo message boards, including that today is Bodhidharma Day. What do we do on Bodhidharma Day? We sit, in order to honor the Zen ancestor who brought Zen from India to China. Bodhidharma is usually presented a bad-tempered barbarian who sat facing a wall meditating for nine years. In order to always stay awake, he cut off his eyelids, and tea plants sprang from them where they landed. Yum! Here are some Bodhidharma Day recipes. If you're in China, you could visit the recently unearthed Bodhidharma Stupa. More »
  • Beautiful photographs by photographer who shoot iconic cover for National Geographic Paid Member

    The work of the photographer who once captured the face of an Afghan girl for the iconic cover of National Geographic is now on display at the Birmingham Museum in Birmingham, England. Steve McCurry's photographs will be on display through mid-October in an exhibit titled Steve McCurry---Retrospective. In a recent interview with CNN, McCurry reflected on several decades of travel and photography and spoke about his interest in Buddhism: As a photographer, you want to serve, you want the story to be told, in the most accurate, balanced way, to inform and give people a voice," he said. While many of his images document people in times of hardship, others in his portfolio are joyful explorations of situations on his doorstep as well as in far-flung places. More »