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MeditationMagazine | Feature

Finding a Shallow Cave

Elijah, Muhammad, Milarepa, Francis of Assisi–all dwelled in the twilight of mountain caves. These didn’t have to be very deep. In fact, it was better if they weren’t. Such caves were selected because they were private,…

By Clark Strand

Magazine | Feature

A Green Meditation Retreat

Did you know Clark Strand led a Green Meditation online retreat from March 1st through March 22nd, 2010? Take a look here. At a press conference in April 2009, the White House science czar John Holdren…

By Clark Strand

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Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Spring 2010

KHENPO TSÜLTRIM GYAMTSO is a Buddhist master who trained extensively with yogis living in the remote monasteries and caves of Tibet. In 1959, local nuns asked him for protection from the invading Communists, and he led…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Letters

Letters Spring 2010

I Heart Tomatoes Tomatoes and avocados are my favorite fruit (after mangos, that is). Growing up, it was impossible for me to imagine life without them. In fact, in the diary my mother kept about me…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Reviews

Books in Brief Spring 2010

“Runaway Moon” (SB Gallery, New York, 2010, $30.00 paperback, 48 pp.) is a series of paintings by the artist Minette Mangahas that tell the story of a frightened horse being chased by the moon. The moon…

By Rachel Hiles

Magazine | This Life


This past December, dressed in down coats and lined boots, representatives from over 190 countries met on the darkest and coldest days of the year in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss, of all things, legislation to prevent…

By Tricycle, Rachel Hiles

Magazine | This Life

Good Work

When Cyclone Nargis hit Burma in May 2008, it took the lives of nearly 150,000 people and left at least a million homeless. While relief organizations waited at the country’s borders to deliver aid, the Foundation…

[Monty, McKeever] and [Michaela, Haas] Monty McKeever

IdeasMagazine | My View

What the Buddha Taught?

People have always made sense of the present through understanding the past. Usually, we arrived at the past through a blend of myth, legend, spoken accounts of actual events, and perhaps written records. While historical study…

By Andrew Cooper

Magazine | This Life

Take Note

The members of the Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International, representing more than 300 Nyingma monasteries in Tibet, India, and Bhutan, unanimously nominated E. Gene Smith to receive a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the preservation…

By Noa Jones

Magazine | This Life

This Buddhist Life: George Mumford

George Mumford sports-psychology consultant for the Boston College men’s basketball team and LA Lakers meditation coachAge: 59 Location: Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts How did you get into dharma?I got into the practice via stressreduction, which was…

By Isaiah Seret

CultureMagazine | This Life


Searching for My Old Teacher Still looking for you in the high reeds near El Salto small pond in a dry country You told me I would be safe no matter where I went or what…

By Natalie Goldberg

CultureMagazine | Reviews

What I’m Listening To

There is a word in German for a tune that gets lodged in your  memory—Ohrwurm; literally translated it is “earworm.” I woke up one morning with the simple piano introduction to Nina Simone’s version of the…

By L. B. Thompson