Chade-Meng Tan

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The Buddha of the future will have six-pack abs

As Chade-Meng Tan points out in his lastest blog post, enlightenment can look good. At least, that’s what this first century Gandharan representation of Maitreya, the future Buddha, seems to indicate. Look at those abs! Meng writes: But wait, it gets better.  Notice that Maitreya is dressed in princely robes and wears the jewelry of […]

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Karen Armstrong, the TED Prize and the Charter for Compassion

This picture was taken from the 30th floor of the UN Millennium Hotel in New York City, where a couple Tricyclers were fortunate enough to get together with Karen Armstrong, a historian of religion and recent TED Prize winner, to talk about her latest project The Charter for Compassion. The conversation covered topics ranging from […]

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Top 5 Buddhists on Twitter (That You Don’t Follow)


Before somebody cries foul, let me be clear: you won’t find the Buddhist big-twitters on this list. Everybody knows the Dalai Lama is worth following (or at least, as of this moment, 560,521 tweeps think so). Instead, this list is meant to highlight five Buddhists on Twitter that you might not already know about. The […]

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