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    The Psychology of Nonviolence Paid Member

    Gandhi’s lifelong engagement with human imperfection changed the future of politics. More »
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    Homelessness Into Home Paid Member

    India in the sixth century B.C.E. was especially alive with religious adepts going about their business alone or in the company of others. But monastic institutions as we know them, did not exist then, nor did monasteries exist in Buddhism during the Buddha’s lifetime. The pre-Buddhist ideal of the world-renouncing mendicant is already acknowledged in the legend of the “four-signs” which leads to Prince Siddhartha’s renunciation: after seeing examples of old age, sickness, and death,…India in the sixth century B.C.E. was especially alive with religious adepts going about their business alone or in the company of others. But monastic institutions as we know them, did not exist then, nor did monasteries exist in Buddhism during the Buddha’s lifetime. More »
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    Unbending Intent Paid Member

    From Act II, Scene 3 of Satyagraha Libretto by Constance de Jong and Philip Glass More »
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    Buddha in the Market Paid Member

    Venerable Samu Sunim became an orphan in Korea at the age of 10, after which he lived as a beggar on the streets of Seoul. One day, seeing a beautiful temple at the end of an alleyway, he went to inquire how he might live in such a place. The resident monk told him that he could do so only if he became a Buddhist monk, and so he traveled to a mountain monastery, where he studied in the Son (Zen) tradition.Samu Sunim came to the United States in 1967. Since then he has established centers in Toronto, Mexico City, Ann Arbor, and Chicago. The following interview was conducted in New York last June by Tricycle Senior Editor Clark Strand. More »
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    Blueprints of Freedom Paid Member

    How Martin Luther King, Jr., brought satyagraha to the U.S. and revolutionized the civil rights movement. More »
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    Where We Go From Here Paid Member

    By applying Buddhist ideals to present-day issues, engaged Buddhism takes the dynamics of Gandhi’s work in an inspiring direction. Buddhist scholar Kenneth Kraft looks at current events and considers where this movement is headed. More »