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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


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…

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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 | 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

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…

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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…

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