An Interview With Jeff Watt
An Interview With Jeff Watt
Contemporary thangka painter Robert Beer discusses the evolution, decline, and recent revival of a sacred art.
For nearly a millennium and a half, Buddhism and the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedanta have shared terminology and ideas, argued about philosophical fine points, and pointed to nondual experience. In recent decades, Advaita has had a powerful influence on many Western Buddhist teachers and practitioners as well.
Tricycle sits down for a free-ranging discussion with several pioneers of the dialogue between science and Buddhism.
Zen priest and poet Norman Fischer explores the spirituality of art.
A case study in how mindfulness practice can aid medical treatment
From the medicine cabinet to the meditation cushion, Anne Cushman organizes her home and gains insight into her mind.
Where is the real Kapilavastu? Two towns claim to be the site of the Buddha’s ancestral home.
Jazz legend Wanye Shorter’s Buddhist thing
Remember Your RootsI found the interview with Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon Salzberg [“Through Good Times and Bad,” Winter 2004] thoughtful and interesting, but also somewhat disappointing. It’s curious and disconcerting that these three prominent American Buddhist leaders make no reference to their common Jewish roots. Are we to believe that these three leaders […]
Caryl Göpfert speaks with best-selling author Natalie Goldberg about her “failed” relationship with her teacher, Katagiri Roshi
Breathing new life into a sacred musical tradition
“People lying in bed ill are lucky because they have the opportunity to do nothing but contemplate stress and pain … and let go of pain.” Not exactly copy that sells. But in “Tough Teachings to Ease the Mind“, Upasika Kee Nanayon (1901-1978), among Thailand’s most revered female lay Buddhist teachers, reminds us of one […]
Tricycle speaks with Buddhist psychotherapist Mark Epstein about making peace with our deepest longings.
Two approaches to the same destination
Shambhala Mountain Center’s Reggie Ray talks to Tricycle’s Ted Rose about the value of solitary retreat.
It’s a great time to visit France.
The breath changes and you change. Nothing stays the same, yet there is constancy. The breath reminds us that we are here and alive: let it be your anchor to the present moment.
Parting words from Shantideva
An early-twentieth-century account of the adventures of Prince Siddartha
Song of Mind: Wisdom from the Zen Classic Xin MingSheng YenBoston: ShambhalaPublications, 2004214 pp.; $16.95 (paper) Ch’an master Sheng Yeng takes a practical approach to unlocking the meaning of the classic seventh-century Ch’an poem Xing Ming, or “Song of Mind,” for contemporary students. Exploring a short section of the text in each chapter, Master […]
Searching for meaning at home and abroad, Stephen Schettini realizes that the truth lies within.
From ballerina to chaplain
Strange but true tales from the modern Buddhist world
Wendy Johnson tastes kindness in a pomegranate.
In this oft-quoted sutta, the Buddha speaks to the deva Rohitassa, who has run day and night, in vain, to reach the end of the world. Pali scholar Andrew Olendzki explains.
Zen finds a foothold in Costa Rica.
Coming full circle
Soyen Shaku’s classic sermon on the finding balance between discipline and intuition
Robert Beer’s article on the history of thangka painting appears here. He states: “So many people have told me how they were initially drawn to the Buddhist teachings through the iconic beauty and mystery of its art. It has been my privilege and destiny to devote my life to the study of this subject. What […]
A new film for the New Age
Sean Murphy remembers America’s first Korean Zen Master.
New poetry by Benedictine nun, Mary Lou Kownacki echoes the koans of the nineteenth century Zen monk.
Do we respond to physical pain in the wisest way? Fleeing it, we get caught in it. A Thai meditation master has another answer: Get to know suffering to be free of it.
Contributing editor Andrew Cooper chats with Vipassana teacher, comedian, and author Wes Nisker on the topic “Jewish and Buddhist.”
Hot, hot poetry from a Korean master