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    In Memorium On November 2, 1997, the Venerable Ayya Khema, whose Buddhist name means "safety and security," died of cancer at the age of 74. The author of twenty-five books on meditation and the Buddha's teachings, she was best known in the United States for her best-selling book Being Nobody: Meditations on the Buddhist Path. She was ordained a Buddhist nun in Sri Lanka in 1979 and was one of the first pioneers to work on behalf of women in the dharma. More »
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    In the News Summer 2001 Paid Member

    Fading Hope The Dalai Lama makes a much anticipated return to the United Stares this May. During his month long stay he will visit the cities of Minneapolis, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, and Salt Lake City. Public events in the six cities have been sold out weeks in advance, with some organizers scrambling to add seats to venues booked at full capacity. In Utah, for example, an estim ated 10,000 tickets were sold two months in advance of a May 12 teaching date, a response well above even the most optimistic expectations. While the Dalai Lama's popularity in the West has perhaps never been higher—his books now occupy a firmly established position on the best seller lists in the United States and Europe—his visit does come on the heels of several sobering developments for the Free Tibet movement. More »
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    At 12:30 p.m. on June 8, Michelle Laporte struck a large brass gong 108 times to initiate Tricycle's third annual Change Your Mind Day. The setting for this day of meditation in a free and public format was a quiet wooded lawn in New York’s Central Park. More »
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    NOBEL CAUSE A group of Nobel laureates including the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Theresa, and Desmond Tutu convened in Bangkok early this year to protest the detainment of fellow laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, currently in her fourth year of house arrest in Myannmar (formerly Burma). The State Law and Order Restoration Council seized control of Myanmar in 1988 after killing hundreds of members of Suu Kyi's Burmese Democracy movement. A Montreal-based group, the International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development, brought the Nobel Peace Prize recipients to Thailand along with representatives of Amnesty International and the American Friends Service Committee. More »