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Commemorating Pearl Harbor and Celebrating Rohatsu

Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. Thousands lost their lives, and a nation filled its heart with anger. On the following day, December 8th, 1941, President Roosevelt declared war against the Empire of Japan, setting into motion years of bloodshed and retaliation.

 Many people considered the entry of the […]

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Blavatsky’s Buddhism

Rita Gross recently headed a Tricycle retreat called Buddhist History for Buddhist Practitioners in which she discussed the “how-it-all-began” history of Indian Buddhism, later relating it to issues that Buddhism(s) worldwide are currently dealing with. But what about the “how-it-all-began” Buddhist history here in the United States? There’s an often-referred-to perception that many American Buddhist […]

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Building the Buddha’s Birthplace

People around the world are celebrating Vesak this month (the exact date of the holiday varies according to different calendars used in different countries and traditions), which honors the life of the Buddha. Even though the holiday encompasses the birth, enlightenment, and death of Siddhartha Gautama, many people celebrate it as the Buddha’s birthday. Over […]

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