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What I’m Reading: Noelle Oxenhandler

Fima Amos Oz (Mariner Books, 1994, 336 pp., $14.00 paper) “Fima got out of bed in his sweaty underwear, opened his shutters a crack, and looked out at the beginning of a winter day in Jerusalem.” I’ve read the novel Fima by Amos Oz three times, and yesterday I saw that everything I love about […]

By Noelle Oxenhandler

Essay

Jungle Beast

On a tour of the wilderness where the Buddha once wandered, SANDY BOUCHER learns that there’s more to the forest than peaceful contemplation.

By Sandy Boucher
Maha Ghosananda

Ancestors

The Likably Unlikely Monk

The Cambodian monk Maha Ghosananda was a world-famous humanitarian; he was also quite the character. Two years after Maha Ghosananda’s death, Andrew Cooper reflects on a friendship that was sometimes dizzying but always dear.

By Andrew Cooper

Reviews

What I’m Reading: Fall 2009

Together Under One Roof: Making a Home of the Buddha’s Household Lin Jensen (Wisdom Publications, 2008, 288 pp., $16.95 paper) Bad Dog! A Memoir of Love, Beauty, and Redemption in Dark Places Lin Jensen (Wisdom Publications, 2005, 288 pp., $15.95 paper) I’ve been listening to myself telling friends and colleagues about the Zen teacher Lin […]

By Sylvia Boorstein

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Books in Brief

What is Buddhism? While the diversity of Buddhist schools of thought make it all but impossible to encapsulate the tradition in one book, the new collectionBUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY: ESSENTIAL READINGS (Oxford University Press, 2009, $24.95 paper, 480 pp.) is as comprehensive an attempt as any. Editors William Edelglass and Jay L. Garfield, both philosophy professors, have […]

By Aaron Lackowski

What Does Being A Buddhist Mean To You

What Does Being a Buddhist Mean to You? SEX

Sex can show us a lot about ourselves. Why am I about to have sex? We should be totally honest with ourselves. —Sam CeliaWilmington, North Carolinaartist, cook, musician, Zen student Don’t get caught clinging. —Jakob LeschlyGoonellabah, Australiajanitor I wonder if some of the bad rap sex has acquired in Buddhism derives from the influence of […]

By Tricycle

Editors View

Room for Everyone

In February, we launched the Tricycle Community, an online global group of Buddhist practitioners and those interested in learning more about Buddhist teachings. We weren’t quite sure what to expect when we set out but were quickly surprised and pleased with the results: Over the past few months, nearly 10,000 people have signed on, kicking […]

By James Shaheen

Contributors

Fall 2009 Contributors

                        LAURA FRASER shares the challenges and rewards of bringing mindfulness practice to the kitchen in her essay “The Joy of Mindful Cooking.” A freelance writer based in San Francisco, Fraser tells Tricycle that she enjoys creating dishes with “whatever looks fresh at the […]

By Tricycle

Letters

Letters to the Editor Fall 2009

GOING GREEN FOR THE GREENThank you for your thoughtful editorial in the Summer 2009 issue. As a member of Green America, I was thrilled to read that Frank Locantore was able to help Tricycle “go green.” The movement to become environmentally responsible is more than “greenwashing.” In my opinion, it indicates a shift in business […]

By Tricycle
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The Joy of Mindful Cooking

Dinners at the Nevada Ranch where Dale and Melissa Kent work as caretakers are potluck. Whoever is visiting or living on the former dude ranch—now a private retreat, set up against the Eastern Sierras— shows up with a big pot of pozole, fresh greens from the garden, handmade tortillas, or a peach crumble made with […]

By Laura Fraser