Carole Tonkinson

Carole Tonkinson is Tricycle's former managing editor.


Buddha’ by Karen Armstrong

BuddhaKaren ArmstrongViking: New York, 2001205 pp.; $19.95 (cloth) How do you write a biography of a Tathagata, one who has “disappeared”? Anyone who aspires to the task of writing the life of the Buddha has to confront not only the total absence of recorded historical testimony but also the potentially even more intractable problem that […]

By Carole Tonkinson


Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years’ by Jamyang Norbu

  SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE MISSING YEARS The Adventures of the Great Detective in India and Tibet by Jamyang Norbu Bloomsbury: New York, 2001 287 pp.; $23.95 (cloth) “Of late, I have been tempted to look into the problems furnished by nature rather than the more superficial ones for which our artificial state of being is […]

By Carole Tonkinson

Magazine Arts & Culture

Buddhism & the Beat Generation

“The empty blue sky of space says ‘All this comes back to me, then goes again, and comes back again, then goes again, and I dont care, it still belongs to me’—The blue sky adds ‘Dont call me eternity, call me God if you like, all of you talkers are in paradise: the leaf is […]

By Carole Tonkinson
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