A Shiite militia leader’s destroyed statue recalls the Buddhas of Bamiyan, blown up 20 years ago. Plus, China calls for assimilation on the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Tibet, and California wildfires cause two Buddhist centers to evacuate. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.
As wildfires destroyed homes in California, a group of veterans who sat peacefully in a meditation retreat offered a stark contrast.
In the aftermath of California’s devastating forest fires, Tricycle columnist Wendy Johnson reflects on the link between environmental destruction and regeneration.