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A teaching of Thaye Dorje the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Nothing is permanent, everything is precious. Here is a selection of some events – ephemeral or not – at Tricycle and in the Buddhist world this week.

Last Month’s Haiku Challenge Winning Poems

As moderator Clark Strand notes, the winning and honorable mention haiku for the April challenge “captured the essential spirit of nature’s most ubiquitous spring flower,” the dandelion. Read it winning poems hereand then Submit your own haiku for a chance to be featured on our website and in the print magazine.

Artwork by Jing Li

A short guided meditation on expanding the visual sense

In a new short audio practice, meditation teacher Lama Karma demonstrates the use of “panning vision,” a relaxation technique to help us understand our surroundings with increased openness and clarity. This is the second in a four-part series on Open Mindfulness, a framework that explores the yogic mindfulness practices of Tibetan Buddhism within the contemporary context of the mindfulness movement. listen now.

Artwork by Angela Huang

A teaching of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

In a reflection originally posted on Thay Dorje’s website, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa writes about the miracle of human life. Although our lives are fleeting on a cosmic scale, we experience them as long and adventurous. Focus on that, he says, and you’ll naturally be motivated to get the most out of life. Read the lesson here.

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Photo of Khamkeo Vilaysing

A Dharma Discourse on the Power of Kindness

Meditation teacher Joshua Bee Alafia’s Dharma Talk this month focuses on Dana (give), sila (moral integrity) and bhavana (culture, meditation) as a way to live as heart-centered as possible. Watch this week’s talk, “The Force of Kindness”, here.

For the second consecutive year, the White House celebrates Vesak

Leaders of the three Buddhist traditions gathered to pray and light candles at the event, hosted by Wangmo Dixey, president of the International Buddhist Association of America.

Writer and Interfaith Minister Barbara Becker Wins Nautilus Guestbook Award

Becker’s memoirs Heartwood: the art of living with the end in mindreceived the gold award in the Death & Dying / Grief & Loss category. Hear Becker discuss his award-winning book and the Buddhist teachings and rituals that help him turn to death on Tricycle Talks.

Kickstarter campaign raises money for an anthology and documentary about Red Pine, the translator of Chinese poetry and Buddhist texts

The collection of poems and films, both titled Dancing in the darkwill be released next spring.

A new Korean temple opens in Bodh Gaya

After two years of construction, Bunhwangsa Temple will open today in Bodh Gaya, India. A delegation of 150 monks from the Jogye Order, the largest Buddhist order in South Korea, will be present at the opening ceremony.

Alanis Morissette will release an album of meditation music

The singer-songwriter, who won a Tony Award in 2019 with his musical Little shredded pillwill release a new album of guided meditations titled The storm before the calm June 17.

Robert E. Buswell, Jr. and Christina Lee Buswell Establish Permanent Chair in Korean Buddhist Studies at UCLA

Husband and wife Robert E. Buswell, Jr., a Buddhist scholar, and Christina Lee Buswell, a translator of Korean religious scriptures, donated $3.7 million to UCLA’s Department of Asian Languages ​​and Cultures . The funds will establish the Chinul Professorship in Korean Buddhist Studies and the Robert E. and Christina L. Buswell Fellowship in Buddhist Studies to support graduate students in the department.

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