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Magazine | Insights

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…

By Mark Doty

TeachingsMagazine | 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…

By Tricycle

MeditationMagazine | 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…

By Tricycle

MeditationMagazine | 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…

By Robert Aitken

CultureMagazine | 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

Magazine | 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…

By Frank Olinsky

Magazine | 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…

By Aaron Lackowski

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