Alex Caring-Lobel

Alex Caring-Lobel is Tricycle’s former associate editor.

Culture

A 1,500-Year-Old Monastery Teaches Buddhism to Chinese Millennials with Stop-Animation Shorts

  Founded in 2011, Longquan Comic and Animation Group shoots its Buddhist-themed, stop-motion animation shorts in a mountain cave in Beijing’s Fenghuangling Nature Park.  Longquan Monastery‘s abbot, Venerated Master Xueching, who is also Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the Buddhist Association of China, first started using social media several years prior. Now, with a crew […]

By Alex Caring-Lobel

Obituaries

Peter Matthiessen, Writer and Zen Priest, Dies at 86

Peter Matthiessen—prolific author, naturalist, activist, and Zen priest—passed away at his home in Sagaponack, NY, on Saturday, April 5. He was 86. His death—three days prior to the release of his newest novel, In Paradise—marks the end of his struggle with leukemia, for which he was undergoing chemotherapy. Matthiessen was introduced to Zen practice by […]

By Alex Caring-Lobel

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