Gabriel Lefferts

Gabriel Lefferts is Tricycle's former managing editor. He is a graduate student at Hunter College's department of Urban Policy and Planning in New York City, and now works in economic development as a Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellow.

Buddha Buzz Weekly: Journalists Freed in Myanmar

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists are released from prison in Myanmar, Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn declares himself the Royal Patron of Buddhism, Tibetan lama Dagri Rinpoche faces #MeToo, and Columbia University hosts a conference on Buddhist chaplaincy. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.

By Gabriel Lefferts

karmapas meet

Karmapas Unite

A monumental meeting between Tibetan Buddhist leaders Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Thaye Dorje, who both hold claims to the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage, signals the end of a decades-old sectarian divide.

By Gabriel Lefferts

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