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Taitetsu Unno, 1995. The image appeared in the Summer 1995 edition of Tricycle

Trike Daily Obituaries

Taitetsu Unno, Shin Buddhist Scholar and Minister, Dies at 85

Rev. Dr. Taitetsu Unno—one of the world’s preeminent scholars of Jodo Shinshu (Shin) Buddhism and a longtime minister in that tradition—passed away on Saturday, December 13. He was 85 years old.  Unno’s final moments were spent surrounded by friends and family, including his son Mark, who describes his father’s enduring equanimity and gratitude: To the very […]

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Buddhist, Hindu Make History in New Congress

(RNS) Congress will become a shade more religiously diverse this January, after Tuesday’s (Nov. 6) election of the first Hindu representative and first Buddhist senator. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, will become the first Hindu-American congresswoman, after defeating her Republican rival on Tuesday. Ami Bera, a California doctor who was raised Hindu but now […]

By Daniel Burke

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Buddha Buzz: Buddhist News from Around the World, Week of November 5

As we all know, President Barack Obama was re-elected for another four years on Tuesday. Our commander-in-chief may not have changed, but the Senate and the House of Representatives did get shuffled around, making way for a whole host of firsts: The first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin, a democrat from Wisconsin.   The first […]

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Remembering Jane Imamura

Other Friday evenings found Whalen and Snyder in Berkeley for the study group with Rev. Kanmo Imamura and Jane Imamura at the Berkeley Buddhist Temple. Together the Imamuras were descended from the most important old families of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, yet they welcomed the young men, going so far in the subsequent years as to […]

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Film Club: Edge of Dreaming

For our third Tricycle Film Club offering, we’re pleased to present Edge of Dreaming, a haunting and meditative film from Scottish filmmaker Amy Hardie that is presented by Alive Mind Cinema. Hardie built a career on making science documentaries, but her faith in the ultra-rational world of scientific inquiry was shaken when she dreamt one […]

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Upcoming Earthquake/Tsunami Memorials in Los Angeles

We just receiving word on some inspiring activities in Los Angeles from an old friend of Tricycle: The Buddhist Temple of San Diego (Nishi Honganji) just did a big public memorial service on March 13, it was reported on by the local media.  The Buddhist Churches of America are collecting donations, they’re at http://www.bcahq.org Here’s […]

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Buddhists in the House

Did you know that Hawaii’s membership in the House of Representatives in 2011 will be 100% Buddhist? There are two House members from the Aloha State: Democrat Mazie Hirono and newly elected Colleen Hanabusa, also a Democrat and currently president of Hawaii’s Senate. Hanabusa defeated Republican Charles Djou to win the seat representing the 1st […]

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