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It’s the willingness to put in the time through ordinary consciousness and develop your ability to practice deeply that allows you to access the mind of lovingkindness when you’re in traffic, or at the grocery store, or at the bank, or talking to your kids.

– Interview with Michele McDonald-Smith, “On the Front Lines”

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Spring 2019

Ever relevant to today’s most pressing topics, this issue of Tricycle examines what national identity means by revisiting the experiences of Japanese American Buddhists during World War Two. Deemed a threat to US security, these practitioners found refuge in their faith in internment camps, ultimately forging an eclectic tradition that would shape Buddhism’s emergence in the West. In “Tolerably Black,” Nichiren Buddhist artist Aretha Busby talks about how we can reckon with the American history of slavery from a place of compassion, and scholar Linda Heuman unpacks conversations between the Dalai Lama and climate scientists on what’s needed to save our planet.

Plus, learn to gauge when to speak and when to listen by applying a simple practice in self-awareness and meet the “Coconut Monk,” a peace-loving yogi living on a bizarro Buddhist island in wartime Vietnam.

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At the heart of Buddhist wisdom, a teaching called “dependent arising” points to a different way of being in the world. Join Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel in a lively exploration of this central principle and how it leads us to greater freedom and ease in our everyday lives.

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Compassion in Polarizing Times

Dungse Jampal Norbu

Today’s divisive political culture can bring out our worst impulses, but with Tibetan Buddhist methods of fostering compassion, we can clear the mind of negativity and connect with our intrinsic qualities of clarity and warmth. Dungse Jampal Norbu, a teacher in the Mangala Shri Bhuti sangha and the son of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, guides us through practices to cool off anger and take a walk in other's shoes. 

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