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We need to be able to utilize the positive energy of wondering, of wanting to know the truth for ourselves and working to do that, and not get lost in cynicism or endless speculation.

– Sharon Salzberg, “Sitting on the Fence”

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Buddha Buzz Weekly: Dec. 10, 2018

Tibetan leaders mark George H. W. Bush’s death, Bill Gates praises meditation, and Tibetan former political prisoner and activist passes away. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.

By Eliza Rockefeller

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Winter 2018

With this issue Tricycle introduces a comprehensive new design. Beyond the new look, readers will find front sections that foster dialogue within the Tricycle community, let you in on what’s happening right now in the Buddhist world, and provide practical teachings for day-to-day life.

In “The Human Deity,” our cover story, contributing editor Kurt Spellmeyer takes on different schools’ representations of the Buddha: was he human or divine? Journalist Judith Hertog investigates why a rapidly growing Buddhist community insists that it alone teaches the one, pure dharma, and our editors look at the sometimes-shaky science behind mindfulness and meditation studies.  

We also share lesser-known Buddhist practices for personal and collective harmony in our special section “Meditations Off the Beaten Path,” including a daily practice to foster gratitude and a visualization for interconnection.

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Special Section Meditation & Practice

Meditations Off the Beaten Path

Tricycle’s Winter 2018 special section, which focuses on sharing largely unknown practices in the Western Buddhist world, includes: “Ayya Kema: Recognizing the Four Elements,“ by Ayya Khema “Listening to Silence,” by Dharma Master Hsin Tao “If You Want To Get Enlightened, You’ll Have to Find Your Hara First,” by Ken Kushner “Getting Started with the […]

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What did the Buddha teach? What do Buddhist traditions have in common? How do I meditate? This course is an ideal starting place for anyone interested in Buddhism and meditation.

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In Between Mountains and Oceans (Umi Yama Aida)

Every 20 years, locals tear down Ise Jingu, one of the most important Shinto shrine complexes in Mie Prefecture, Japan, only to rebuild it entirely from scratch. Acclaimed Japanese photographer Masaaki Miyazawa explores this 1,300-year-old ritual in his debut feature. Miyazawa takes viewers on a meditative journey through Japan’s cypress forests, mountains, and coasts, where coexisting with the natural world is part of enduring Buddhist environmentalism.

Directed by Masaaki Miyazawa

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