2016 was a milestone year at Tricycle.
What started 25 years ago as a modest effort around founding editor Helen Tworkov’s kitchen table is now an international publication that reaches hundreds of thousands of readers in print and online. This year, we also launched a sleekly redesigned, user-friendly website and online course platform to help you better engage and learn from influential Buddhist teachers.
At 25, our commitment to help you learn from and engage with the Buddhist community is as strong as ever.
As 2016 comes to a close, here are 16 articles, videos, and dharma talks published over the last 12 months that we think are worth a read (or a second look) before the year is up:
Black Coffee Buddhism
An interview with writer and philosopher Charles Johnson
By E. Ethelbert Miller
Does Mindfulness Belong in Public Schools?
By Candy Gunther Brown and Saki Santorelli
Meet the First (and Only) Woman to Summit Mt. Everest Seven Times
Lhakpa Sherpa works as a housekeeper in Connecticut and climbs to provide for her three children.
By Wendy Joan Biddlecombe
Finding Refuge in a Time of War
This election cycle had been a condensed version of everything a child of immigrants learned to fear. The difference now is that she has a community.
By Daisy Hernández
Jhana: The Spice Your Meditation Practice Has Been Missing
Why jhana meditation is a transformative and vital part of the eightfold path
By Jay Michaelson
Why a Buddhist Yoga Teacher Heard the Call to Save 135 Rabbits
How Wendy Cook, who had never considered herself an animal activist, coordinated the “Great Rabbit Liberation of 2016.”
By Lakshmi Gandhi
A short documentary about Soto Zen priest Shohaku Okumura and his family.
Directed by Yoko Okumura
How a Monk-Turned-Street Artist Sees New York City’s Homeless
Pairoj Pichetmetakul hopes “The Positivity Scrolls” help teach New Yorkers compassion.
By Roi Ben-Yehuda and Terence Cantarella
Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction
With Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara)
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