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CultureMagazine | Afterword


                  A dark elephantLiving in a dark forestCame to sip from a pondAs the Buddha watched A dark elephantFrom a dark forestHas come to the pondAnd sippedThe trembling…

By Tada Chimako

TeachingsMagazine | Insights

A Flock of Fools

Two ancient Buddhist tales from the One Hundred Parable Sutra, a Chinese Buddhist scripture from the sixth century C.E., known as the most humorous sutra in all of Buddhist literature. Translated, retold, and illustrated by Kazuaki…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Reviews

Books in Brief Fall 2004

Zen lore is rife with tales of unconventional masters, idiosyncratic, non-verbal teachings, and disregard for traditional Buddhist scripture. The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts (Oxford University Press, 2004, $60 cloth, $22.50 paper, 336 pp.), an…

By Joan Duncan Oliver

Magazine | Insights

Buddha Buzz Fall 2004

Victoria’s Dirty Little SecretVictoria’s Secret got in hot water with Buddhists around the world in May, when the lingerie retailer offered the “Asian Floral Bikini” in its spring catalog. The skimpy two-piece ladies’ bathing suit featured…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Fall 2004

Karmic GraceThe riddle of desire was poignantly unraveled in Joan Duncan Oliver’s essay, “A Drink and a Man” {Summer 2004}. The way she expressed herself brought me right into the experience of her “karmic grace”—when the…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Editors View

Practicing Politics

Whenever we’ve gone political, a good number of our readers have gone ballistic. Letters pour in exhorting us to stay above the fray. Politics, some would have us think, is off-limits to Buddhists. Just the same,…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Fall 2004

Amy Schmidt’s article on practicing with trauma, coauthored with Dr. John J. Miller, appears here. She tells us, “Like many trauma survivors, I spent lots of time believing that I was a hopeless yogi because I…

By Tricycle

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