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Magazine | In the News

In the News Fall 1994

Change Your Mind On May 14, Tricycle offered “Change Your Mind,” an all-day public program of meditation instruction held on a sloping meadow in New York’s Central Park. Tibetan rinpoches, Theravadin masters from Sri Lanka and…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Fall 1994

Superhighway At first glance I was disappointed that Tricycle should attempt to add to the glut of information about the information superhighway (Vol. III, No. 4). Between the likes of Wired and Time, it seemed that,…

By Tricycle

CultureMagazine | Reviews

A Match to the Heart

Gretel EhrlichPantheon: New York, 1994.200 pp., $21.00 (cloth).   In August 1991, the writer Gretel Ehrlich was struck by lightning, flung across a remote mountain road on her ranch in Wyoming, and left for dead. She…

By Pico Iyer

gassho bowing

MeditationMagazine | On Practice


Dogen Zenji once said: “As long as there is true bowing, the Buddha Way will not deteriorate.” In bowing, we totally pay respect to the all-pervading virtue of wisdom, which is the Buddha. In making the…

By Taizan Roshi

MeditationMagazine | On Practice

Bowing: Tibetan Prostration

The benefits of prostrating are these. The Sutra for Classifying Karma mentions ten benefits—one will have a handsome body, a golden complexion, and so on. Other sutras say that one acquires the merit to become a…

By Pabongka Rinpoche

MeditationMagazine | On Practice


When in doubt, bow. So I was told when I began Zen practice, and it’s advice I still follow. I’ve never forgotten the anxiety I felt then, new to the zendo and terribly afraid of making…

By Sallie Jiko Tisdale

MeditationMagazine | On Practice


Jimmie Dale Gilmore has been singing for over thirty years in a style that blends Eastern ideas with acoustic folk and country music. Rolling Stone has named him Best Country Artist for the past three years…

By Jimmie Gilmore

MeditationMagazine | On Practice

Bowing: Prostrations

In Asia, prostrating is a familiar expression of deep respect. In India, it is customary to honor one’s parents by prostrating at their feet. Tibetans wouldn’t consider approaching a major teacher without prostrating. In turn, teachers…

By Judith L. Lief

CultureMagazine | Portfolio

Portraits of Tibetan Teachers

Born in France in 1908, Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the first photographers to use the 35mm camera. In 1947, he joined Robert Capa and others in founding the Magnum Photo Agency. In May, he received…

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Magazine | Editors View

What Color is Your Mind?

This issue’s special section, Dharma, Diversity, and Race, suggests that little dialogue exists among Asian-American Buddhist communities, and between those communities and Americans new to Buddhism. Not coincidentally, in the very absence of dialogue lies the…

By Helen Tworkov