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How much is that Buddha worth?

The spiraling price of gold has placed a whole new value on Taoist and Buddhist statuary in Taiwan. Gold, selling at $300 an ounce in 2002, is now pushing $1,300 an ounce. Temples are finding themselves in possession of golden Buddhas whose market values have significantly improved their fortunes. While many Taiwanese are building security […]

By Tricycle

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China talks peace with Taiwan

China invites Taiwan to the table and talks peace. [Kuomintang* Chairman] Wu in turn said the Chinese and Taiwanese should make sure that their people never take up arms against each other again, in comments that also touched on this month’s devastating earthquake in China’s southwest. “We cannot guarantee there won’t be any natural disasters […]

By Tricycle

Trike Daily

A 3-Year Retreat

Back in the old days when there were fewer distractions, you wouldn’t miss as much spending a few years in a mountaintop cave. But these days… but 28 people did just that in Australia recently (except for the cave and mountaintop parts.) From the Buddhist Channel. Plus, new treatments for Parkinson’s disease at Taiwan’s Tzu […]

By Tricycle
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