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If we really want to go beyond the surface of things to the deeply hidden, actual experience of being alive (as spiritual practice encourages us to do), we need imagination as an ally. The senses, reason, even our moral and emotional faculties are not enough.

– Norman Fischer, “Saved from Freezing”

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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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Turning Turmoil into Clarity

Karla Jackson-Brewer

In Vajrayana practice, negative and positive emotions, broken down into five types, are two sides of the same coin; when purified, negative emotions transform into their enlightened form. Karla Jackson-Brewer shows us how to nourish Tibetan Buddhism’s empowered feminine principle to put this transformation into effect.

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Tibet: The Trail of Light

Itinerant Tibetan nun Ani Rigsang leaves Lhasa with a thirst for freedom from monastic tradition and Chinese surveillance, embarking on a journey across the rural landscape of eastern Tibet in search of initiation into secret tantric practices. At a hidden nunnery she finds an esoteric tradition kept alive through centuries of isolation.

By Hamid Sardar


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