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IdeasMagazine | Feature

Spirit in Exile: Tibetan Nuns

Prior to their life in exile, many of the nuns in Tibet had demonstrated against Chinese rule. As a result, they were threatened, imprisoned, and tortured. Nuns who remained in Tibet held demonstrations in the late…

By Susan Lirakis Nicolay

IdeasMagazine | Feature

Riding Two Horses

Anne A. Simpkinson on the increasing numbers of dharma teachers who are also therapists. What happens when your teacher is your shrink?

By Anne A. Simpkinson

IdeasMagazine | Feature

Dear Pope John Paul

In an open letter, William R. Lafleur, professor of Japanese Studies, criticizes the Roman Catholic Church for its stand against contraception and implores the pope to reconsider the Vatican's position in light of Buddhist ethics.

By William R. LaFleur

IdeasMagazine | Feature

Falun Gong

Kenneth S. Cohen on what got China's hackles up about the mysterious Qigong meditation movement. Is Falun Gong a turning of the dharma wheel or a new fundamentalism?

By Kenneth S. Cohen


Magazine | Letters


Tricycle welcomes letters to the editor. Letters are subject to editing. Please send correspondence to: Tricycle: The Buddhist Review92 Vandam StreetNew York, NY 10013Fax: (212) 645-1493E-mail address: Spiritual Bypassing John Welwood’s article on “The Psychology of…

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Magazine | In the News

Dharma Bites

In Thailand there is a law against impersonating monks. But designer Montri Toemsombat featured pop stars and models in suspiciously monklike robes for a fashion spread in a popular women’s magazine. Authorities were outraged. The Department…

By Tricycle

TeachingsMagazine | Afterword

Infinite Winter

When things are running smoothly, the refrigerator is very much like some people’s idea of the perfect Zen student. It is calm, cool, and quiet, and it possesses its own inner light. Actually, the refrigerator is…

By Gary Thorp

IdeasMagazine | The Science of Enlightenment

Cause and Effect

Winter was cut short again this year. Cherry trees on the Brown campus blossomed in December, and crocuses emerged at the start of March. The National Climate Data Center reported that the last three winters were…

By Brad Marston

IdeasMagazine | Ancestors

Christmas Humphreys

[Humphreys and his wife] ran the Buddhist Lodge from their flat . . . where they had made a hideaway with a bright fire, Persian rugs, incense, golden Buddhas, and a library of magical books which…

By David Guy

Magazine | Editors View

First Steps

When speaking of world religions it’s become standard to turn up the volume on those aspects that are shared and, conversely, to turn it down on the differences. Ecumenical dialogues often sound stripped of authenticity by…

By Helen Tworkov

Personal ReflectionsMagazine | On Gardening

Wild Iris

Spring is bellowing out now in California, full-throated spring, and I can barely catch my breath amid her explosive arias and high-pitched scales that run from January through the end of April. Time in the garden…

By Wendy Johnson

Magazine | Reviews

Books in Brief Summer 2000

Dreaming in the Lotus: Buddhist Dream Narrative, Imagery, & Practice By Serinity Young Wisdom Publications: Boston, 1999 296 pp.; $18.95 (paper) MARK EPSTEIN, M.D. Dreams play an uncelebrated but important role in the Indo-Tibetan tradition. From the…

By Tricycle

Magazine | In the News

In the News Summer 2000

TEMPLE AMNESIA Vice President Al Gore still isn’t out of the woods regarding his controversial visit to Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in southern California in April 1996. He has said he thought the event was “community…

By Tricycle

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