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CultureMagazine | Feature

Instructions for Tea

                          (I) Bring a kettle of cold fresh water to boil. Scald teapotwith a dash of hot water. One slightly heaped teaspoon black or…

By Andrew Schelling


CultureMagazine | Afterword

The Bodhisattvas Play Ball

You can’t get them to chase a Texas Leaguer,a cheap flare that drops like a duckon to the lip of green outfield,yet they are compelled by The Diamond.The walls, like our lives, are irregular,yet in form,…

By Craig Paulenich

Magazine | Reviews

Chasing Elephants’ by Diane Shainberg

CHASING ELEPHANTS:Healing Psychologically with Buddhist Wisdomby Diane ShainbergAsti-Rahman Books: New York, 2000200 pp. ; $16.95 (paper) In her new book, Diane Shainberg, a clinical psychologist and Zen Buddhist priest, places the reader in the present moment.…

By Paul Fleischman

Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Spring 2001

I was somewhat distressed at the political nature of both a letter to the editor and a primary article in the Winter 2000 issue of Tricycle. This political material is not what I subscribe to Tricycle…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Reviews

Books in Brief Spring 2001

THE BODHISATTVA VOW Geshe Sonam Rinchen,trans. Ruth SonamSnow Lion Publications: Ithaca,New York, 2000235 pp.; $14.95 (paper) Geshe Sonam Rinchen, a Tibetan scholar living in Dharamsala, presents the work of Chandragomin, the eighth-century author of Twenty Verses…

By Tricycle

TeachingsMagazine | Excerpt

Hell is Inevitable

In Japan, people will often refer to “the paradise of the Pure Land,” leading to the belief that paradise and the Pure Land are one and the same, but I don’t think this is the case.…

By Hiroyuki Itsuki

Magazine | In the News

In the News Spring 2001

TIBET MAKES CONTACT: China makes demands At a December 4 news conference held in Dharamsala, India, the Dalai Lama announced that contact between Beijing and the Tibetan government-in-exile has been reestablished. The Dalai Lama told the…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Editors View

A Two-Track Mind

Every time the salesman at Eastern Mountain Sports brought an item for me to try on—a Superwick undershirt, a fleece vest, a coated-nylon shell—I tried to gauge my level of comfort for various degrees of inclement…

By Helen Tworkov

Magazine | Reviews

Indestructible Truth’ by Reginald A. Ray

INDESTRUCTIBLE TRUTH:The Living Spirituality of Tibetan Buddhismby Reginald A. RayShambhala: Boston & London, 2000432 pp.; $29.95 (cloth) The ideal reader for Reginald A. Ray’s massive study of the Tibetan spiritual tradition, Indestructible Truth, would be a…

By Rebecca Radner

Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Spring 2001

In his work, Mark Epstein, psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker and the forthcoming Going on Being (see “Platform of Joy“), brings a Buddhist perspective on human suffering to Western psychology’s approach to mental anguish. He lives with his…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Reviews

The New Buddhism’ by William Coleman

THE NEW BUDDHISMThe Western Transformation of an Ancient Traditionby James William ColemanOxford University Press: New York, 2000256 pp.; $25.00 (cloth) The “New Buddhism” in the title of James Coleman’s The New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of…

By Peter Gregory

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