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Building a Bridge

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Building a Bridge

Since our first issue, Tricycle has delivered traditional Buddhist teachings in an idiom and style relevant to the contemporary practitioner’s everyday life. How much has been lost—or gained—in adapting the traditional teachings has been a subject of much debate. It was inevitable, then, that alongside dharma teachings we would run articles that reflect critically on […]

By James Shaheen
Practicing with Anger

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Practicing with Anger

A dharma teacher who visits the Tricycle editorial office each time he’s in town has for some time been pushing us to run a series of articles on anger. I’ve resisted for many months, even a few years, pointing out that we’ve been there, done that. “Well,” he’d quip with a shade of irritation in […]

By James Shaheen
Tradition and Innovation

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Tradition and Innovation

In the Summer 1997 issue of Tricycle, we published an article in which two prominent Buddhist teachers, Robert Thurman and Stephen Batchelor, discussed their differing views on the teachings of karma and rebirth. The article, entitled “Reincarnation: A Debate,” focused not so much on the accuracy of rebirth, either as representing Buddhist teaching or as […]

By James Shaheen

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Encourage Others

A student asked Nakagawa-Soen during a meditation retreat, “I am very discouraged. What should I do?” Soen Roshi replied, “Encourage others.” This celebrated anecdote, which is included in Michael Wenger’s book 49 Fingers: A.

By James Shaheen

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Celebrating Two Decades of Tricycle

When Tricycle’s founders published their inaugural issue in the fall of 1991, they had little assurance the modest niche quarterly would make it beyond its first three months, let alone its first year. But.

By James Shaheen

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Only Connect

Tricycle’s features editor, Andrew Cooper, recently wrote me the following: Although E. M. Forster could hardly have intended that the epigraph to his novel Howards End—‘Only connect’—serve as a two-word distillation of the Buddha’s.

By James Shaheen

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Sticking with It

People tell me meditation is easy but sticking with it is not. I could say “Just sit” (and I have), but that just annoys. In other words, I haven’t been much of a help..

By James Shaheen

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Awake in the World

In case you haven’t already looked, our newly designed website delivers all the lay practitioner could ask for. At tricycle.com, we bring you today’s celebrated teachers by audio, video, and interactive discussion. Short of.

By James Shaheen

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In Celebration of Beginnings

The name Tricycle continues to evoke curiosity and some befuddlement. Yet there is logic to this nomenclature: a vehicle for the path; a beginner’s vehicle with its allusion to the quintessential Zen concept of.

By Helen Tworkov
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