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Spring 2009

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Golden Retrievals

Fetch? Balls and sticks capture my attention seconds at a time. Catch? I don’t think so. Bunny, tumbling leaf, a squirrel who’s–oh Joy—actually scared. Sniff the wind, then I’m off again: muck, pond, ditch, residue of any thrillingly dead thing. And you? Either you’re sunk in the past, half our walk, thinking of what you […]

By Mark Doty

Practice

The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts

Read more on Tricycle’s 90-day Zen meditation challenge The Big Sit Introduction Introduction to Zen Setting Up Your Home Altar Genjokoan The Value of A Vow How to Sit The Bodhisattva Precepts Sign up for the challenge now! During our 90-day practice period we will be following this traditional set of precepts, which begin by […]

By Tricycle

Into Practice

The Value of a Vow

This period of intensified practice allows us to examine how we can care for ourselves so that we are better able to serve others. By looking at the aspects of body, mind, and spirit we can address the totality of self. Fill out this form created by Reverend Jo-An Alan Tibbetts at Enkyo Roshi’s Village […]

By Tricycle

Practice

Setting Up Your Home Altar

Most of us cannot afford a separate room for zazen, but all of us can make a corner sacred. Put your pad and cushion there, with a low table or shelf for incense, flowers, and a picture of Shakyamuni, Bodhidharma, Kanzeon, or one of the other great bodhisattvas or teachers in our lineage. The room […]

By Robert Aitken

Practice

Genjokoan

Study Dogen’s Genjokoan, the text selected for Tricycle’s 90-day Zen Meditation Challenge

By Tricycle

Practice

How to Sit: Tricycle’s Zen Meditation Challenge

Read more on Tricycle’s 90-day Zen meditation challenge The Big Sit Introduction Introduction to Zen Setting Up Your Home Altar Genjokoan The Value of A Vow How to Sit The Bodhisattva Precepts Join the Big Sit challenge!                                     […]

By Tricycle

Ancestors

Down East Roshi

For decades, Walter Nowick has been quietly blazing a Zen trail on the northern coast of Maine. His blue jeans disguise a remarkable history

By Dana Sawyer

Web Exclusive

Podcast: Interview with Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg stopped by the Tricycle office on Friday, January 23rd, and spoke with managing editor Alex Kaloyanides about her new book, The Kindness Handbook, published by Sounds True. She also spoke about the Brahmaviharas or Four Immeasurables: Lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity, and how these apply to the daily lives of Buddhists today. […]

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Reviews

What I’m Reading Spring 2009

              As an artist and dharma student, I’ve always felt a deep connection to, and appreciation for, the calligraphy of the Japanese Zen masters. Initially I thought that Chinese Calligraphy (Yale University Press, 2008, $75.00 cloth), edited by Ouyang Zhongshi and Wen C. Fong, and translated by Wang Youfen, […]

By Frank Olinsky

Reviews

Books in Brief Spring 2009

        With his first two books, Hardcore Zen and Sit Down & Shut Up, Brad Warner attracted a following—and no small amount of indignation at his irreverent take on the Buddha’s teachings. In his third effort, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and Spiritual Celebrity […]

By Aaron Lackowski
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