Seven meditations for connecting with nature
Seven meditations for connecting with nature
A conversation on Buddhism, corporate power, confrontational tactics, and the future of the world with Rainforest Action Network chairman Jim Gollin
Introducing a Special Section on Buddhism and nature
Katy Butler finds her spiritual ground
The wildness at the edge of awareness
and other Buddhist practices to save the planet
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.
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. What can he teach us about ourselves?
Lessons from My Unborn Child
Tishani Doshi reports on the tsunami’s impact on one small town in Sri Lanka
Searching for answers
A Tibetan lama invites us to the theater of emptiness.
An unabashed allegory
Strange but true tales from the modern Buddhist world
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 his pleasant if predictable life with wife, Liz, and adolescent daughter, Anne Marie. The three chronicle the fallout from […]
Not your conventional biography
Unraveling the Buddha’s teachings on how we construct ourselves
A Portfolio by Matthieu Ricard
Tricycle’s Andrew Cooper chats with Rafi Zabor, the author of “The Bear Comes Home”, which received the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1998 as the year’s best American work of fiction. His book “I, Wabenzi” is due out in the fall of 2005.
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. It opens on a bayand turns back upon itself as the tide comes in,it carries the cry of the […]
Noelle Oxenhandler concocts an antidote to fundamentalism
The straw man’s case against religion
Sharon Salzberg on Aung San Suu Kyi’s sixtieth birthday
A brief chat with lama Khyentse Norbu Rinpoche
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 in Jerusalem in common purpose. The six men stood before a long table littered with what looked to be […]
Allan Hunt Badiner visits the center of the Buddha’s world.
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.
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 Truths. So it makes sense that the first volume of a six-volume set titled The Foundations of Buddhist Thought […]
A survey of the second annual International Buddhist Film Festival
A late Thai master’s final advice on walking the path to enlightenment
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.
Wendy Johnson takes a closer look at what gets left behind.
What it really looked like
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 Buddhism and nature is part of our long heritage, and it is a great challenge to try to do […]
In the face of vanishing freedom, Joel Agee finds inspiration in the story of Siddhartha Gautama.
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 was? I heartily congratulate Tricycle for encouraging someone to contribute who is knowledgeable in both Buddhism and art. This […]
Renowned scholar of Christianity Elaine Pagels explains how historical study can rescue religion from dogma in an interfaith dialog with Tricycle’s Andrew Cooper