Earlier this month, the New York Public Library released 180,000 public domain images, texts, maps, and other materials for view, download, and use.
The collection has quite a few (beautiful) prints from the 16th century Sutra of the Ten Kings of Hell—which depicts the Buddhist hell realm of souls being judged after death—as well as travel postcards showing Buddhist monks and meditators in Asia in the early 20th century.
Here are a few of our favorite images from the collection:
Here’s the link to the digital collection if you’d like to take a spin through yourself: http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/
What’s new on Tricycle this week:
- Laurie Riepe, a writer and psychotherapist, remembers how Stephen Levine’s teachings helped her through the deaths of her mother and her husband more than 20 years apart. Levine died on Jan. 17 at his home in New Mexico.
- A conversation with ICU physician and Shambhala teacher Dr. Mitchell Levy on how death can be a spiritual experience and how it’s possible to die in a “healthy” way
- Ginny Holbert, a former TV critic with a personal meditation practice, and her attempt to watch “Making a Murderer” with mindfulness in mind
- The Psychedelics of Compassion: In this Tricycle Talk, Allan Badiner and Don Lattin discuss the complex relationship between Buddhism and psychedelic experiences
New from the Winter 2015 issue:
- Dan Zigmond sends us a postcard from Tibet and discusses the moral and ethical implications of traveling to the Chinese-controlled state
- Wendy Johnson on gardening during the California drought
And beyond Tricycle:
- A Guided Meditation for the Anxious Mind (The New Yorker)
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