These days, it’s a victory to have an exchange longer than 140 characters, let alone a thoughtful and engaging conversation. With our newest e-book, Conversations: Volume 1, Tricycle is happily reminding you that these conversations do exist. Conversations is full of the best back-and-forths between the leading voices in contemporary Buddhism from our archives—spanning over two decadesincluding thoughts from the Dalai Lama on his daily routine; Pema Chödrön on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche; and the actor Jeff Bridges on handling anxiety.

Table of Contents

  1. “Inside Out”

    Spalding Gray interviews the Dalai Lama
  2. “First Lesson, Best Lesson”

    Helen Tworkov and Robert Coe interview Philip Glass
  3. “Agent of Change”

    Helen Tworkov interviews bell hooks
  4. “No Right, No Wrong”

    Helen Tworkov interviews Pema Chödrön
  5. “BOOM!”

    Tricycle interviews Zen Master Seung Sahn
  6. “The Pleasures of Pain”

    Andrew Cooper interviews Darlene Cohen
  7. “The Natural”

    Katy Butler interviews Jeff Bridges
  8. “No Mean Preacher”

    Joel Whitney interviews Robert Aitken Roshi
  9. “The Great Compassion”

    Jeff Wilson interviews Reverend Patricia Kanaya Usuki
  10. “Allegiance To Life”

    Sam Mowe interviews Joanna Macy
  11. “Context Matters”

    Linda Heuman interviews David McMahan
  12. “The Counselor”

    Winifred Bird interviews Ittetsu Nemoto

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