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Buddha Buzz Weekly: Jan. 5, 2019

Monks’ videos prove they can juggle and skateboard in robes, the Dalai Lama congratulates Nancy Pelosi, and a Buddhist rebel group kills 13 cops in Myanmar. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.

By Matthew Abrahams
illustration of a rakusu being washed

Magazine Personal Reflections

The Buddha’s Robe

I am sewing my first rakusu—the rectangular bib-like garment that is worn by Zen Buddhists. It is formally conferred during jukai, the ceremo­ny of taking refuge in the Buddha and receiving the precepts. Unlike many people I know, I have never wanted a rakusu. I do have a narrow black doth band (a wagesa) that […]

By Noelle Oxenhandler
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