Living and practicing harmoniously with others is essential to Buddhist teachings
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    This article is available as part of our current web exclusive featuring the Shin School of Pure Land Buddhism. Read more about the rich tradition of Jodo Shinshu from our Wisdom Collection here. More »
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    This week we are beginning the Tricycle Community discussion, Cultivating Compassion in Your Community, with author and religion scholar Karen Armstrong. We were recently able to speak with Karen in Washington, DC: Join the discussion here! More »
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    Buddha Buzz: The Game of Life The number of English-language Buddhist board games in the world doubled in size in recent months, to an astounding . . . two! You now have your choice of rainy day dharma fun between BuddhaWheel and the recently unveiled Karma Chakra. Both feature attractive designs, with Tibetan mandalas making the logical conversion to playing fields, but with price tags of forty-five dollars for Karma Chakra and about eighty dollars for BuddhaWheel, you might want to consider dusting off that old Monopoly board one more time.   Nuddhism More »
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    9/11 caught almost all of us by surprise, and now it may also be surprising that this terrible day happened almost ten years ago. In the month of September on, we'll be considering 9/11 and the storm of anger and fear it brought into our lives. Visit this Tricycle Community discussion to hear what "Buddhist Atheist" Stephen Batchelor and Acharya Judy Lief of the Shambhala tradition had to say about the events of 9/11 in our November 2001 issue. Then read our 2003 interview with Karen Amrstrong, who, amid the furious buildup to war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, was speaking sensibly about fundamentalism's phony claims to authenticity. More »