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Magazine | 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…

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Magazine | Letters

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…

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Magazine | Contributors

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…

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Magazine | 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…

By James Shaheen

Magazine | Reviews

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…

By Sarah Todd