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MeditationMagazine | Special Section

Kuan Yin

Over the course of his travels in Asia, the Buddhist scholar John Blofeld (1913-1987) became an expert on Avalokiteshvara. During a sojourn in China in the mid-1930s, Blofeld encountered an old Chinese nun living in an…

By John Blofeld

TeachingsMagazine | Special Section

The Kannon Sutra

Toward the end of his life, Zen Master Hakuin [1689 -1769] took an interest in aspects of life outside the monastery walls, including social and governmental concerns. In the passage that follows, excerpted from a letter…

By Hakuin

TeachingsMagazine | Special Section


The following passage outlines the method of visualizing Chenrezi, the Tibetan Avalokiteshvara. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991) was one of the principal holders of the Nyingmapa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. People these days, with their limited intellect,…

By Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


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ObituariesMagazine | In Transition

Lex Hixon

The awakened mind has never come into being and so cannot disappear or be destroyed, nor can it be analyzed into component parts, nor described or manipulated in any way. The mind itself, abiding calmly as…

By Tricycle

IdeasMagazine | Mind On-Line

Life in the MUD

Imagine a world in which the inhabitants create their own physical environments and characters by writing them into existence. In this world, it is possible to converse, exchange gestures, express emotions, and even have sex. Such…

By Mitchell Kapor

Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Spring 1996

On Monks, Models & Misnomers I read your collection of articles on monasticism with interest [Winter 1995]. I am glad that a forum exists to discuss such aspects of Buddhism from a wide variety of perspectives;…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Editors View

Nothing to Lose

From a Buddhist view we are all ego addicts, in service of our own special interests. The good news is that liberation already resides within us, but to help prime the pump of awakening, we must…

By Helen Tworkov

Magazine | On Gardening

Spring Weeds

Spring comes to the coast of California in early February, like an over-eager dinner guest arriving an hour and a half before the appointed feast. We have barely recovered from bringing in the November harvest of…

By Wendy Johnson

Magazine | In the News

In the News Spring 1996

PRETENDER TO THE THRONE In our last issue we reported on the outrage of Chinese officials when the Dalai Lama announced that a six-year­ old Tibetan boy, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, had been determined to be the reincarnation of…

By Tricycle

CultureMagazine | Portfolio

After Ikkyu

for Jack Turner 1. Our minds buzz like beesbut not the bees’ minds.It’s just wings not heartthey say, moving to another flower.  2. The well pit is beneath where the pumpshed burnedyears ago with a living…

By Jim Harrison