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Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Fall 2003

Attachment to PeaceThank you for the concise interviews in “Peace: How Realistic Is It?” [Summer 2003]. Unfortunately, like most interviews about peace in the Buddhist press, they were steeped in shopworn antiwar rhetoric. However hard you…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Editors View

Brave New Buddhists

Philosopher and trenchant social critic Aldous Huxley is best known for his ground breaking novel Brave New World. He is far less known for the extent to which he was influenced by the teachings of the…

By James Shaheen

Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Fall 2003

Dana Sawyer writes on author Aldous Huxley’s Buddhist proclivities in “Aldous Huxley’s Truth Beyond Tradition”. Sawyer tells us: “I first became interested in Buddhism and Hinduism in 1969, after a philosophy professor recommended that I read…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Insights

Buddha Buzz Fall 2003

Give me a Brake!According to Tom and Ray Magliozzi (also known as “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers”) of NPR’s Car Talk, winter visitors to the Insight Meditation Center in Barre, Massachusetts should not set their…

By Jeff Wilson

Magazine | Reviews

Books in Brief Fall 2003

In these uncertain times, there is a call for teachings that are grounded in tradition yet relevant to daily life. Happily, a number of experienced teachers are responding. The Path of the Human Being: Zen Teachings…

By Joan Duncan Oliver

CultureMagazine | Afterword

Winter Dusk at a Remote Temple

Approaching year’s end,east of the riverthe weather turns cold. At the wilderness temple,dusk spreadsto river and sky. No wine I knowcan meltthis night. I follow a monk,who shutsthe gate early. Lamplit wallsholdstunted shadows. Roof tilesbearing snowcreak…

By Jen Fan