What would you do if you were walking down the street in New York City and saw a young Thai man painting a homeless man on a giant scroll?
As Terence Cantarella writes in “How a monk-turned-street artist sees New York City’s homeless,”, many stop to watch—and even join in.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the story on Pairoj Pichetmetakul, a former Buddhist monk, to learn more about his compassionate “Positivity Scrolls” project.
Here’s what else is new at Tricycle this week:
- We sadly reported that Roshi Bernie Glassman had a stroke on Tuesday. He is now in stable condition at a Massachusetts hospital, and is expected to start rehab next week.
- Bhikku Bodhi on the hope and hype a new year brings
- A quick meditation that can help you realize how you react to your email, from the author of Mindful Tech
And here’s what our editors are reading:
- As the world mourns David Bowie, many learned that the musician once contemplated Buddhist monastic life
- Arthur Brooks talks body contemplation in a New York Times opinion piece: “To Be Happy, Start Thinking More About Your Death”
- Tibetan monks visit a small town temple in Indiana
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