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Tricycle visits Bhikkhu Bodhi at Chuang Yen Monastery

Earlier this week, some Tricyclers were lucky enough to make it up to Carmel, New York in order to visit with Bhikkhu Bodhi at Chuang Yen Monastery. Chuang Yen is a Chinese Chán monastery, and my colleague Monty was immediately moved by the fact that Bhikkhu Bodhi, a Theravada Monk, takes residence there, saying, “At […]

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The Obon Festival, honoring the dead, and the last of the Japantowns

The Obon Festival is a Japanese Buddhist three-day observance during which families honor their deceased ancestors. According to scholar and Shin priest Alfred Bloom, The Obon observance has deep roots in Asian ancestor cults from India to Japan. It is based on the legend of the monk Mogallana’s rescue of his mother from the hell […]

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Termite “Buddha” draws thousands

                  Thousands of Vietnamese have flocked to a rubber farm in the southern Binh Duong province of Vietnam to see the work of a group of very unusual sculptors—termites. The insects have created a nest that vaguely resembles the Buddha sitting in meditation posture. Via bigpondnews.com: ‘Police […]

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