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MeditationMagazine | Feature

Mindful to the Quarter-inch

Mid-afternoon, twenty-four hours into a three-day vipassana retreat, I entered the teacher’s cottage for my interview. Although I had attended many meditation retreats with lay teachers, this was my first interview with an Asian monk. Hesitant, bowing,…

By Janet Howey

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Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Fall 1992

MERTON NUTT From Spalding Gray’s interview with the Dalai Lama to Philip Glass and Khyentse Rinpoche, I have come to eagerly anticipate Tricycle‘s excellent interviews. But Harold Talbott on Thomas Merton is the very best yet!…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Editors View

Platform Sutra 1992

As we go to press with our first anniversary issue, our late-night efforts have been interspersed with televised reports from the Democratic Convention at Madison Square Garden, just ten blocks from our office. The last four-day event…

By Helen Tworkov

Magazine | In the News

In the News Fall 1992

MAD. AVE. STRIKES AGAIN   How many Tibetan monks does it take to advertise PowerBook, the new laptop from Apple Computer, Inc.? According to a recent blitz of two-page ads, the correct answer is four—that’s not counting…

By Tricycle

ObituariesMagazine | In Transition

Mary Farkas

Mary Farkas (1911-1992) Mary Farkas, director of the First Zen Institute of America, died on June 7th in New York City. She was eighty-one years old and her long life embodied the transmission of Zen from…

by [Mary Farkas](1911-1992) Tricycle

Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Fall 1992

PRACTICING FAITH I have no qualms about Mr. Batchelor’s agnosticism regarding reincarnation. His beliefs are quite reasonable. However, when he states that “an agnostic position toward death seems more compatible with an authentic spiritual attitude,” I wonder…

By Tricycle