Why a Thai monk and conscientious objector will defy his country’s demand for compulsory military service
COVID Inside the Monastery
Thai monks recount their experience during the pandemic
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Merit Made Material
In the industry of Thai amulets, art, religion, and economics come together in creative ways.
The Fine Print on Thai Tattoos
Tourists may not know what they’re committing to.
Seoul Kimchi Festival Returns and Donates to Elders in Need
Volunteers gathered with Buddhist monks to make and share South Korea’s national dish. Plus, Shambhala Mountain Center announces self-governance, and Phra Maha Praiwan Worawano, popular for his livestream teachings, leaves the monkhood.
The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Home to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Will Reopen Monday After COVID-19 Closure
Thailand loosens travel restrictions to encourage tourism, but only 42 percent of Thai population is fully vaccinated. Plus, Tibetans will speak at UN climate conference and San Francisco Zen Center releases Suzuki Roshi audio archive. Tricycle…
Thai Buddhist Monks Join Frontline Workers to Fight COVID-19
Thailand’s cases continue to rise after a recent outbreak. Plus, local authorities forcibly shut down a Tibetan monastery in China’s Gansu Province, and three well-known Buddhists celebrate their birthdays.
The Business of Buddhist Temples
The merging of the merit and tourist economy in Chiang Mai’s city temples offers a way forward in the modern world—and an unexpected contrast between the stances of senior and junior monks
Buddha Buzz Weekly: Buddhist Monk Rescued After Being Trapped in Cave
A Thai monk is rescued after being trapped inside a cave for days, two Tibetan motorcyclists embark on a journey across India, and a communal matcha ceremony in Japan changes due to COVID-19. Tricycle looks back…
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