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Buddha On The Rio Grande

For centuries, the northern stretch of the Rio Grande has lured religious seekers to its stark, awesome landscape. And as the people—among them Pueblo Indians, Spanish Catholics, and now a growing population of American and Asian…

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Magazine | Feature

Send a Young Buddhist To Camp

Buddhist Summer Camps For Children CHILDREN Mandala on the Mountain Dharma Summer CampDharma Rain Zen Center, Portland, OR, (503) 239-4846. August 20-24. For ages 9 to 13, this camp aims to help kids work on their…

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Magazine | Editors View

Of Cults & Clones

Following the cloning of Dr. Wilmut’s ewe, we asked various people to comment on this historic event. In response (see p. 36) Ravi Ravindra, Professor of Comparative Religion and of Physics at Dalhousie University in Halifax,…

By Helen Tworkov

Magazine | Portfolio

Zen Flies

In San Francisco during the early fifties fly fishing was an important part of the Beat scene. Widespread interest in Buddhism and nature naturally led to Zen Flies. It was admittedly a passing phenomenon—as one angler-poet…

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IdeasMagazine | In the News

In the News Summer 1997

Murder in Dharamsala On February 5, 1997, three Tibetans were murdered on the campus of the Buddhist School of Dialectics, close to the Dalai Lama’s residence in McLeod Ganj, near Dharamsala, India. The victims were the…

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Magazine | Ancestors

Zen Master Sokei-an

At the turn of the century, the United States became home to its first Zen master, Sokei-an Shigetsu Sasaki. Born in 1882 to a successful Shinto scholar and his concubine, Sokei-an first came to America as…

By Robert Lopez

Magazine | Afterword

“Nothing Is Final Forever

This vignette is excerpted from A Journey with Elsa Cloud, just published by Books & Co./Turtle Point Press. The story opens with a telephone call to the narrator from her estranged daughter in India who, having…

By Leila Hadley

Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Summer 1997

Buddhism with Belief Stephen Batchelor’s argument that the Buddha was a secular agnostic, denying knowledge of such questions as what happens after death, is based on two points: (1) a quotation from the texts in which…

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