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We get quiet for a moment in meditation. We sink down to a relaxedness, a calmness, abruptly free from all the crazy dreams we confuse with reality. And in that instant, by mistake maybe, or because we aren’t thinking to stop it from happening—we experience, in a flash, things as they really are.

– William R. Stimson, “My Brief Career Composing Spanish Music”

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Summer 2019

Tricycle‘s Summer 2019 issue offers a wealth of perspectives on both modern Western Buddhism and modern Western society at large. Media studies scholar Bernhard Pörksen takes a critical look at how new forms of media affect our perceptions of spiritual teachers in “Unmasking the Guru”; creative writing professor Daisy Hernández sheds light on a central Buddhist teaching’s importance amid our culture’s troubling rise in xenophobia; Pure Land minister Jeff Wilson shares a view of global interdependence unique to his tradition; and more.

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Everything ends. We know this abstractly but tend to brush it under the rug in our day-to-day lives. But what if we could accept endings with greater ease? What if we could face the future without anxiety and relate to death as an opportunity? Join author and renowned guide Andrew Holecek for a six-part online course that will show you how to live with joy through spiritual preparation for life transitions, death, and beyond.

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The Buddha’s Communication Toolbox

Oren Jay Sofer

Explore the Buddha’s ancient guidelines for right speech with tools to translate those teachings into the fast-paced conversations of a digital world. Insight meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer shares three foundations of mindful communication to bring your deeper values and intentions into every interaction.

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Defining Hope

In a pioneering New York City hospice, dying patients gain agency over their end-of-life decisions and offer illuminating lessons on what is most important in life.

By Carolyn Jones

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