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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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