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CultureMagazine | Portfolio

A Monk Dressing

Luang Prabang, a small city on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos, with its concentration of temples and monasteries, is home to a rich Buddhist culture. Photographer Hans Georg Berger, the first Western artist…

By Hans Berger

Magazine | In Memoriam

Francisco Varela (1946-2001)

Francisco Varela, eminent biologist and co-founder of the Mind & Life Institute, died in Paris in May after a long struggle with liver cancer. He found death in peace, meditating into his final hours, and surrounded…

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Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Fall 2001

Tricycle welcomes letters to the editor. Letters are subject to editing. Please send correspondence to: Tricycle: The Buddhist Review 92 Vandam Street New York, NY 10013 Fax: (212) 645-1493 Willing and Able Thanks for those…

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Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Fall 2001

Noelle Oxenhandler, who wonders just when and how her practice path opened up, tells us: “For me, writing this essay was like that wonderful children’s story Harold and the Purple Crayon. It was as though I…

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Magazine | Reviews

‘Himalaya’ by Eric Valli

HimalayaKino International, 2001Directed by Eric Valli109 minutes, in Tibetan with English subtitles When Eric Valli, a photographer for National Geographic, author, and documentarian, got the urge to film a salt caravan in the Dolpo region of…

By Mary Talbot

Magazine | Reviews

Books in Brief Fall 2001

Letting Go:The Story of Zen Master Tosui Translated, with an introduction by Peter HaskelUniv. of Hawai’i Press: Honolulu, 2001 184 pp.; $19.95 (paper) Here is the first translation of Menzan Zuiho’s Tribute, the biography of eccentric…

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Magazine | Afterword

Untitled, 1952

“One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally…

By Yayoi Kusama

IdeasMagazine | Ancestors


Few disciples were as important as Sanghamitta in the early history of Buddhism. As a young nun, Sanghamitta fearlessly set sail from India to Sri Lanka, where she helped establish Theravada Buddhism.

By Barbara Crossette


Magazine | Column

Change Your Mind Day 2001

At the first Change Your Mind Day in 1994, a few hundred people gathered in New York City’s Central Park for a day of free meditation instruction. Since then, participation in the event has spread to…

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Magazine | Column

Death and Taxes

Compassionate Conservatism. The words sounded promising in the early days of the presidential campaign. Compassion must be the bedrock of any Buddhist politics, and validating it as a core value of the Republican Party seemed a…

By David Patt

Magazine | Column

10th Anniversary Thank You

On the occasion of our tenth anniversary, the board of directors of Tricycle wishes to express its wholehearted gratitude to those friends, foundations, and businesses who have played a crucial role in our journey during this…

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