The Buddha and Yoda were both wise beings. But do you know Star Wars from the Dhammapada?
See how well you do on Deily’s quiz: “Who Said It? Yoda or the Buddha?”
- The Dalai Lama’s Tibetan New Year message
- College student Phoebe Myers writes about the summer she spent at a Thai forest monastery when she was 11
- A review of Wreck and Order, the debut novel by Buddhist writer and Tricycle contributor Hannah Tennant-Moore
- Features editor Andrew Cooper cracks the curious case of the “Cucumber Sage”
Here’s what else is new at Tricycle this week:
- Registration is now open for Norman Fischer’s online course, “Training in Compassion.” The eight-week course on lojong [Tibetan mind-training] incorporates the contemplation of 59 slogans. Fischer is a Zen priest and teacher at the San Francisco Zen Center. The course starts on March 7; more information is available here.
- A roundup of modern Buddhist culture
- Who Knows? A talk with Insight Meditation Society’s co-founder and Vipassana teacher Joseph Goldstein
And here’s what we’re reading beyond Tricycle:
- The Calmer Choice debate continues in Massachusetts on whether the mindfulness-based program for children violates the separation of church and state. Read the Cape Cod Times’ coverage here and here; and learn more about the issue in this Change.org petition
- Raising, then slaughtering, pigs at a spiritual retreat center (Boston Review)
- Learn more about the meaning behind mudras in Buddhist art (HuffPo Religion)
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