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IdeasMagazine | Special Section

Corporate Takeover

A conversation on Buddhism, corporate power, confrontational tactics, and the future of the world with Rainforest Action Network chairman Jim Gollin

Interview with Jim Gollin by James Thornton

IdeasMagazine | Special Section

The Whole Package

Interconnectedness is not all fuzzy and warm. In a free-ranging discussion with Clark Strand, pioneering Buddhist Michael Soulé discusses the pitfalls and saving graces of its shadow side.

Interview with Michael Soulé by Clark Strand


Personal ReflectionsMagazine | Feature

East is West

Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche was born in France to an American mother and French father. Recognized as an incarnate lama at the age of two, he was raised by some of the last century’s greatest Tibetan masters.…

By Pamela Gayle White

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Magazine | Insights

Da, the Buddhist

What happens when a lapsed-Catholic house painter from Glasgow suddenly takes up Buddhist meditation? For Jimmy McKenna—”Da” (Scottish for “Dad”) in Buddha Da, Anne Donovan’s acclaimed first novel, just published in the U.S.—it’s the undoing of…

By Anne Donovan

CultureMagazine | Parting Words

What the Water Knows

What the mouth sings, the soul must learn to forgive.A rat’s as moral as a monk in the eyes of the real world.Still, the heart is a riverpouring from itself, a river that cannot be crossed.…

By Sam Hamill

Magazine | Editors View

A Little Summer Fun

Between the fundamentalists and the strict secularists, there’s a sane middle.At the end of March, a striking tableau appeared on the front page of the New York Times. Religious leaders representing the Abrahamic faiths had gathered…

By James Shaheen

five practices to change your mind

MeditationMagazine | On Practice

Five Practices to Change Your Mind

Basic Buddhist meditation practices can transform the way you think and the way you view the world. Here, five teachers offer introductory methods for changing your mind—and your life.

By Barry Magid, Gil Fronsdal, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Peter Doobinin, Judith Simmer-Brown, and Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Magazine | Reviews

Books in Brief Summer 2005

The Four Noble TruthsGeshe Tashi TseringBoston: Wisdom Publications, 2005144 pp.; $14.95 (paper) In his first sermon, the Buddha famously laid the foundation for all of his teachings to follow with the doctrine of the Four Noble…

By Tricycle

Personal ReflectionsMagazine | Insights

Leaping Lamas!

Alexandra David-Neel (1868—1969), the first European to penetrate the Tibetan plateau and investigate its mysterious religion, records her encounter with a lung-gom-pa, a monk capable of traveling great distances on foot at a supernormal speed.

By Alexandra David-Neel

Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Summer 2005

Gary Thorp (Shelter from the Storm) tells us: “I’ve always looked at Buddhism and nature, not as two separate entities, but as two different ways of seeing the same thing. Descriptive writing about the relationship between…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Letters

Letters To The Editor Summer 2005

Tantric TeaseI absolutely loved the article on tantric art by Jeff Watt [“Maps of Enlightenment,” Spring 2005]. When I quickly found myself at the end of the article, I asked myself where the rest of it…

By Tricycle

IdeasMagazine | Interview

Saved by History

Renowned scholar of Christianity Elaine Pagels explains how historical study can rescue religion from dogma in an interfaith dialog with Tricycle's Andrew Cooper

By Tricycle