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The Movement With No Name

Entrepreneur and social activist Paul Hawken on how a nameless worldwide network of organizations has arisen to address today’s global crises. Photographs by Terrence McCarthy

By Paul Hawken

Parting Words

Zen Men

Artist Jason illustrated the cover art for Penguin Classic’s Deluxe Edition of The Dharma Bums. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac’s 1958 Beat generation classic. His semiautobiographical novel traces the exploits of narrator Ray Smith and Japhy Ryder (based on Kerouac and poet Gary Snyder) as they pursue the […]

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Letters to the Editor Fall 2008

HUMAN NATURE I read the interview with Jack Kornfield in the Summer 2008 edition of Tricycle with an eye toward his new book, The Wise Heart. I have always found attempts to merge Buddhism and Western psychology disappointing. In the same edition of Tricycle, Robert Aitken echoes my suspicions in his response to “The Question”: […]

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Contributors Fall 2008

MARTINE BATCHELOR’s article “What Is This?” describes the Korean Zen practice of questioning, exploring how to apply the traditional koan to contemporary habits of mind. She says, “Questioning gives you energy because there is no place for the mind to rest. It allows for more possibilities and less certainty. If you meditate in this way, […]

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Editors View

What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

Over the years, we’ve received countless inquires from media outlets, foundations, and the merely curious about Buddhist demographics: How many Buddhists are there in the United States? How many are converts? How many are immigrants or Americans of Asian descent who continue to practice in the traditions of their parents? We’ve never been qualified to […]

By James Shaheen


Books in Brief

MANY CONVERTS to Buddhism feel a lingering attachment to their original faiths even as they pursue the path to enlightenment. For those who try to make room in their lives for both menorahs and mu, Brenda Shoshanna’sJewish Dharma: A Guide to the Practice of Judaism and Zen (Da Capo Press, 2008, $25.00 cloth, 320 pp.) […]

By Sarah Todd