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When we speak with greater skill, our true self—our compassionate, loving self—emerges with gentle ease. So before you speak, stop, breathe, and consider if what you are about to say will improve upon the silence.

– Allan Lokos, “Skillful Speech”

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The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar lies at the heart of Tricycle’s Spring 2018 issue. American imam Khalid Latif heads to the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh; Southeast Asia–based journalist Joe Freeman provides five takes on Myanmar’s leader; and professor Johan Elverskog offers a historical perspective on the long and largely peaceful history of Buddhist and Muslim interaction. 

Plus, this issue includes powerful advice for meditation from the 10th-century Indian master Tilopa; an essay by Zen Buddhist priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel on how those who have been displaced and discriminated against may begin to reclaim a sense of home; and author and translator C. W. Huntington, Jr.’s thoughts on whether we’re looking to Buddhism when we should be looking to therapy.

Read these pieces and more in our Spring 2018 issue.

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Dharma Talks

Video teachings and discussions with contemporary Buddhist teachers

Tibetan Medicine: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health and Healing

Tibetan Medicine: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health and Healing

Eliot Tokar

How can we adapt our diet, lifestyle, and behavior to achieve greater balance in our health and spiritual practice? Eliot Tokar, a traditional Tibetan medicine doctor who has been practicing in New York City since 1993, presents the basics of Tibetan medicine, an ancient system of medical science inspired by a dharmic view of life and health.

Film Club

Buddhist films and discussion for the Tricycle Community

Ta’ang

Ta’ang

Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing turns to the war-torn northeastern border of Myanmar in Ta’ang, a documentary that follows villagers of the Ta’ang ethnic minority as they flee to China, escaping an escalating civil war. In two refugee camps, some of the displaced attempt to create reasonably safe living conditions; others go deeper into China searching for work in sugarcane fields. Ta’ang captures the constant insecurity, instability, and disorientation that come with life as a refugee as well as the complexities—and emotional toll—of the choices Ta’ang families face.

Directed by Wang Bing

Online Courses

Timeless teachings. Modern methods.

Korean Buddhist Cooking

Korean Buddhist Cooking

Calling home cooks everywhere: engage with the guiding principles of Korean Buddhist cooking at the dinner table and in daily life by whipping up delicious vegetarian dishes. In our new cooking course, culinary instructor Shin Kim introduces you to the values and history of Korean temple cuisine. To cap off each week’s lesson, Zen teacher Bo-Mi offers a dharma talk, or “kitchen contemplation,” to deepen your connection to Buddhist teachings on clarity of mind, gratitude, interconnection, and nonattachment—and to help you develop a healthy relationship to food, cooking, and eating.

With Shin Kim

E-Books

Tricycle wisdom in e-book format

Shifting the Ground We Stand On: Buddhist and Western Thinkers Challenge Modernity

Shifting the Ground We Stand On: Buddhist and Western Thinkers Challenge Modernity, introduces a fresh perspective to the dialogue between Buddhism and science. An anthology of Tricycle essays and interviews by Linda Heuman, a journalist and visiting scholar of religious studies at Brown University, it brings together Buddhist scholars, neuroscientists, and cultural critics on the question of […]

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