Joshua Eaton

Joshua Eaton is an independent journalist who covers religion and society, human rights, and national security.
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Trike Daily

Tibetan Buddhist Leader Blazes an Innovative Trail

To his followers, Dorje is the 17th Karmapa—the leader of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism and the latest in a line of reincarnated Tibetan teachers, or lamas, stretching back to the 12th century. He’s been training for that role since the age of 7, when other important lamas recognized him as the reincarnation […]

By Joshua Eaton

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China Asserts Control over Dalai Lama Lineage

According to the Dalai Lama’s autobiography, Mao Zedong, the founder of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), once characterized religion as “poison.” The modern CCP maintains official atheism to this day, but that hasn’t stopped officials from claiming control over the intricacies of Tibetan Buddhist reincarnation. Angered by recent comments by the 14th Dalai Lama, 79, […]

By Joshua Eaton

Trike Daily

Making Buddhism accessible to working-class people

This guest blog post comes our way from Joshua Eaton, an editor, writer and translator. Eaton holds an M Div in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University. On 18 July 2011, Sam Mowe wrote a blog post on diversity within American Buddhism, “Tell Us Your Story.” One of the comments to that post led to another […]

By Joshua Eaton
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