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TeachingsMagazine | Special Section

Prayer: Interview with Dr. Larry Dossey

In Reinventing Medicine, (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999), Dr. Larry Dossey cites several scientific studies about the effectiveness of prayer. Medical evidence now supports the view that prayer helps in the healing process, and some studies have documented positive…

By Tricycle


MeditationMagazine | Feature

The Psychology of Awakening

Conventional psychotherapists often look askance at spiritual practice, just as many spiritual teachers disapprove of psychotherapy. At the extremes, each camp tends to see the other as avoiding and denying the real issues.

By John Welwood

MeditationMagazine | Feature

Practical Advice Regarding Spiritual Teachers

When the spiritual seeker and the teacher come from different cultures, accommodations on both sides are required. But can guru devotion—essential to Tibetan Buddhism and one of the most problematic issues for Westerners—find its place in…

By Alexander Berzin

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Personal ReflectionsMagazine | On Gardening

Tell It Slant

Of all the seasons in the garden I love the dead of winter best. In icy February when storms from the Gulf of Alaska pelt the frozen ground with hail, the bare-boned skeleton of the dormant…

By Wendy Johnson

Magazine | Reviews

Books In Brief Spring 2000

NAGARJUNA’S“SEVENTY STANZAS”A Buddhist Psychology of EmptinessDavid Ross KomitoSnow Lion Publications, $16.95 According to legend, Nagarjuna, an Indian scholar in the second century C.E., was taken to the underwater kingdom of the nagas to read the Buddha’s…

By Tricycle

TeachingsMagazine | Afterword

View of an Auspicious Day

You shouldn’t chase after the pastor pin your hopes on the future.What is past                   is left behind.The future                   hasn’t yet…

By Shakyamuni Buddha

Magazine | Reviews

The Cup

The CupDirected by Khyentse NorbuFineline Features94 minutes, Rated G Soccer, rather than the search for enlightenment, is the obsession among the sweet-faced young monks at the heart of The Cup, a new movie written and directed…

By Dimitri Ehrlich

IdeasMagazine | Travel

Ruminations on a Road

Mustang, Nepal, has been a trading route and Buddhist pilgrimage site for centuries. Although remote, Mustang is far from provincial. Thakali, an ethnic clan from Lower Mustang, make their homes around the globe, and many Loba,…

By Sienna Craig

TeachingsMagazine | On Practice

The Ten Oxherding Pictures

The ten oxherding pictures describe the Zen training path to enlightenment, Folk images are accompanied by poems and commentaries. They depict a young oxherder whose quest leads him to tame, train, and transform his heart and…

By Martine Batchelor

IdeasMagazine |

The Web: Pure Land or Hell Realm?

In the metaphor of the diamond net of Indra, there is a glittering jewel at every juncture of the vast web of consciousness, a jewel intimately connected with, and reflecting, every other. It is a fitting…

By Mary Talbot

Magazine | In the News

In the News Spring 2000

LANDED On January 5, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, the 14-year-old head of the Kagyu order, having left Tibet under the cloak of darkness, arrived safely in Dharamsala, India, seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Although…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Letters

Letters Spring 2000

Charles Johnson’s Dharma Light I appreciate “A Sangha by Another Name” by Charles Johnson. Like other African-Americans, my sense of social justice was honed in the Christian church. Now, I am also drawn by Buddhist practices…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Editors View

Yawn 2K

The anticipation and subsequent nonevent of Y2K reminds me of a favorite childhood book, The Camel Who Took a Walk, a story about what happens when nothing happens: A beautiful camel goes for a dawn stroll;…

By Helen Tworkov