On my 70th Birthday in 2006
On my 70th Birthday in 2006
Zenshin Michael Haederle looks inside the meditating mind.
Marc Lesser on how to let go of the 5 things that waste your time
After years of monastic collapse under the oppressive Khmer Rouge, Buddhist monkhood is emerging with renewed strength in Cambodia.
Neurologist and longtime Zen practitioner, James Austin, explains the self-defeating nature of human ego.
Cynthia Thatcher explores the teachings on happiness that the Buddha gave to Bahiya.
A meditator reflects on falling out of practice—and finding a way back.
On how we can add flexibility and choice to a meditation practice that has become rigid and restrictive
Practice the Bahiya teachings by observing the tactile sensation of motion.
One of the West’s leading teachers of Shin Buddhism speaks about his own path to Shinran’s way of true entrusting.
A monk’s journey to find the reincarnation of his beloved teacher
The importance of healthy boundaries
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 […]
On a tour of the wilderness where the Buddha once wandered, SANDY BOUCHER learns that there’s more to the forest than peaceful contemplation.
The summer fruit’s past lives as love potion and nightshade poison
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.
The Buddha’s radical teachings on consciousness
A mosquito helps find clarity in discomfort
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 […]
Ani Choying Drolma, Nepal’s famous “singing nun,” speaks about childhood abuse, the joys of doing good, and her Top Ten hit as a recording artist.
An aristocrat’s quest for Buddhist redemption
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 […]
Even a moment of anger can be terribly damaging.
Sean Murphy reports on the annual conference of the West’s largest Zen teacher network.
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 […]
See the bigger picture
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 […]
Trying new things
Dutch filmmaker Babeth VanLoo brings the dharma to TV.
A truth-teller’s vision for an interdependent world
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 […]
Tricycle speaks with Israeli filmmaker Nati Baratz, the director of Unmistaken Child.
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 […]
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 […]