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IdeasMagazine | Special Section


  “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Patrick Henry made his famous declaration at the Second Virginia Convention in 1775 and it was…

[Gustav, Niebuhr] And [Charles, Johnson] And [Bhikshuni Thubten, Chodron] And [Russell C., Leong] And [ Anne, Jeffries] And [Neil, Gordon] Charles Johnson


MeditationMagazine | Feature

Evolution’s Body

In the Samyutta Nikaya, the Buddha says, “This body is not mine or anyone else’s. It has arisen due to past causes and conditions.” The Buddha intuited some type of evolutionary process that creates our bodies,…

By Wes Nisker

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Magazine | Afterword

Bringing Buddha to the West

  GI Joe, the country’s first action hero doll, has been around since 1964. Created by the toy company Hasbro, GI Joe was their answer to the overwhelming success of the Barbie doll, who had debuted…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Fall 2000

Sacred Bulls I have read your magazine for years, and I was completely taken aback to see such a thing as this open letter to the pope (Summer 2000).  I have been a Tibetan Buddhist/ dzogchen…

By Tricycle

TeachingsMagazine | Reviews

Still Here

Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying Ram DassRiverhead Books, 2000206 pp.; $22.22 (cloth) With Still Here, Ram Dass has written what is arguably his best book since his countercultural best-sellerBe Here Now. He calls himself and “advance…

By Marilyn Webb

Magazine | Reviews

The Diamond Cutter

The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Strategies for Managing Your Business and Your LifeGeshe Michael RoachDoubleday, 2000228 pp.; $21.95 (cloth)  Michael Roach is the first American to complete the twenty years of rigorous study and examinations…

By Geri Larkin

Magazine | Reviews

The Spiritual Path

The Spiritual PathBy Han F. de WitDuquesne University Press, 1999312 pp.; $21.95 Han de Wit’s earlier book, Contemplative Psychology, served two main purposes: First, a theoretical analysis was undertaken that brought the contemplative thinking of the…

By Bernard Weitzman

Magazine | In the News

News: Fall 2000

Change Your Mind Day In 1994 a few hundred people gathered in Central Park to attend Tricycle’s first Change Your Mind Day. The magazine’s board had agreed on a day of free Buddhist meditation instruction as…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Editors View

Getting Lucky

With the presidential election approaching, Tricycle presents a special section, “Politics 2000”, to explore some of the religious and racial aspects specific to this election (see the discussion of Hsi Lai Temple by both Gustav Niebuhr…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Fall 2000

      Charles Johnson won the 1990 National Book Award for his novel Middle Passage. He has written three other novels, a collection of short stories, numerous critical books and reviews, and is a published…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Reviews

Books in Brief Fall 2000

Blossoms of the Dharma: Living as a Buddhist NunThubten Chadron, EditorNorth Atlantic Books, 2000; $16.95 A compilation of talks given by nuns at a three-week conferenee—“Life as a Western Buddhist Nun” –in Bodhgaya, India, in 1996. As…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Reviews

Tournament of Shadows

  Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and Race for Empire in Central AsiaKarl E. Meyer & Shareen Blair BrysacCounterpoint, 1999646 pp., $35 (cloth) The Tournament of Shadows was the Russian name for the contest the British…

By Alex McKay