Alex Caring-Lobel

Trike Daily Arts & 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

Magazine

Books in Brief Summer 2014

  Buddhist writer Clark Strand is disillusioned with American Buddhism. That is, he avows, with the exception of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the world’s largest lay Buddhist institution, whose presence has been steadily growing on American shores as well as abroad. Founded in Japan in 1930, the organization now boasts 12 million members in 192 […]

By Alex Caring-Lobel

Trike Daily

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
Temple
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