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MeditationMagazine | Special Section

Conceptions of Happiness

Happiness is awakening to the question “Who is happy, who is unhappy, who lives, and who dies?” True happiness is uncaused, arising from the very nature of being itself. We seek happiness only when we are…

By Daniel Goleman


Magazine | Insights

Live A Little

From the new book The Real Meaning of Life, a collection of posts from an online forum responding to the question, “What is the meaning of life?”

By Melissa S. T. Eng

Magazine | Editors View

Settle for the Stereo?

We’ve all heard that happiness can’t be bought, but how many of us live as if this were really true? As contributing editor Joan Duncan Oliver reports in her opener to this issue’s special section (“The…

By James Shaheen

Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Fall 2005

Contributing editor Joan Duncan Oliver has spent the past year immersed in the subject of happiness, first to write a book—Happiness: How to Find It and Keep It—and then to edit a special section for this…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Insights

A Blessing For Eddie J.

An entry from an online journal by Jotipalo Bhikkhu on his walking pilgrimage from New Orleans to the Arrow River Forest Hermitage in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Jotipalo, a Buddhist monk, and fellow pilgrim Austin Stewart find…

By Jotipalo Bhikkhu

man holds potatoes

Personal ReflectionsMagazine | On Relationships

Moving Target

As a meditator, have you ever practiced eating mindfully—let’s say a salad or a baked potato? Perhaps, then, as you tried to stay in touch with each bite, each chew, each subtle flavor of potato, butter,…

By Erik Hansen

Magazine | Insights

The Day After You Die

Dilgo Khyentse, commenting on a classic verse by the twelfth-century Indian yogi, Padampa Sangye, advises us on what to do with our bodies.

By Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Magazine | Insights

Insights & Outtakes Fall 2005

I’LL DRINK TO THAT Beer connoisseurs may be familiar with Singha, one the most popular beers in Thailand. Less well known is that the singha is a venerable Thai Buddhist symbol: a sort of combination lion…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Reviews

Books In Brief Fall 2005

The DhammapadaGil Fronsdal,translatorBoston: Shambhala Publications, 2005, 176 pp.; $18.95 (cloth) In his highly praised new translation of this most essential Buddhist text, Gil Fronsdal brings to bear his considerable experience both as a scholar and a…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Fall 2005

HANKIES OR KLEENEX?While I agree with Susan Moon’s sentiments regarding joyful practice and the need to live by example, “Stop Shopping” (Summer 2005) left me with the lingering question: How and where do we find hope?…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Insights

Pilgrim of Love

Jilted lover Jeremy Lazell chases his ex from London to Jaipur and finds himself in a Vipassana retreat.

By Jeremy Lazell

CultureMagazine | Reviews

The Natural: Ruth Denison

Dancing in the Dharma: The Life and Teachings of Ruth Denison Sandy Boucher Boston: Beacon Press, 2005 264 pp.; $25.95 (cloth) Though its roots shoot back to the nineteenth century and earlier, dharma practice in the…

By Mary Talbot

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