The Rubin Museum offers free tickets to voters, Mongolian schools ban Halloween, and a Japanese temple rebuilds a hall after 301 years. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.
A couple of years ago, Sento-kun, a half-deer, half-Buddha boy mascot, was chosen to represent the 1,300th anniversary of Japan’s ancient capital being relocated to Nara. At first, the baby-faced boy with antlers (the deer is considered a sacred animal in Nara) was not well-received. Many found it ugly and disrespectful toward Buddha. Now, however, […]