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CultureMagazine | Feature

The Essence of Absence

Smell is the most ephemeral of the sense and the most evocative. For Buddhists, it's a lesson in awakening. For fragrance guru Joel Leonard, it's a way of life.

By Caitlin Van Dusen

MeditationMagazine | Feature

Washing Out Emptiness

In our own impermanent bodies, we face our deepest fears and aversions. Drawing on Dogen's writings and her personal experience as a nurse, Sallie Tisdale challenges us not to look away, but to practice in this…

By Sallie Jiko Tisdale


CultureMagazine | On Language

To Speech

          This first, this last:there’s nothing you wouldn’t say. Unshockable inclusion your most pure nature,and so you are like an iron pot—whatever’s put in, it holds. We think it’s the fire that…

By Jane Hirshfield

Magazine | Reviews

Books In Brief: Fall 2007

THE SOUND OF SILENCE: THE SELECTED TEACHINGS OF AJAHN SUMEDHO Wisdom Publications, 2007 400 pp.; $16.95 (paper) Teachings from Ajahn Sumedho, a popular American-born teacher and founder of the first Theravada monastic community in the West,…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Fall 2007

Transgender Bias Pagan Kennedy’s account of Michael Dillon’s quest to become a Buddhist monk (“Man-Made Monk,” Summer 2007), and the bigotry he encountered, hits a tender spot in me. In 2005, having studied Buddhism for ten…

By Tricycle

Group of monastics and lay people with Thich Nhat Hanh simply stop

TeachingsMagazine | Insights

Simply Stop

Thich Nhat Hanh elucidates the no-frills wisdom of 9th-century Chinese Zen teacher Master Linji, founder of the Rinzai school of Zen.

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Magazine | Editors View

Buddhism: For Adults Only?

“How did you come to Buddhism?” It’s a question I’ve asked plenty of Buddhists I’ve met over the years. People often answer that they came to Buddhism because they felt their churches or synagogues had lost…

By James Shaheen

Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Fall 2007

Novelist Bruce Wagner’s essay on the influential author and spiritual guide  Carlos Castaneda, “The Art of Reality,” appears in this issue. “When the opportunity unexpectedly presented itself to contribute something toTricycle, the notion of writing about…

By Tricycle

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