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Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Summer 2006

LETTER OF THE WONDERFUL LAW Kudos to you all for the special section in the Spring 2006 issue, “The Lotus of the Wonderful Law.” The articles are scholarly and have as their basic intention the furthering…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Reviews

Books in Brief

PORTRAITS OF TIBETAN BUDDHIST MASTERS Don Farber, text by Rebecca McClen Novick University of California Press, 2005 191 pp.; $29.95 (cloth)             Photographer Don Farber has been chronicling Buddhist life since…

By Rachel Quimby

CultureMagazine | In the News

New Books: Rude Awakenings

Rude Awakenings: Two Englishmen on Foot in Buddhism’s Holy Land By Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott Published by Wisdom Publications In this excerpt, Nick and Ajahn are welcomed to India by beggars, taxi-drivers, and some…

Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott

Magazine | Editors View

Take it on Faith?

WESTERNERS PLAY FAST and loose with the Buddhist notion of faith, says frequent Tricycle contributor Thanissaro Bhikkhu. While the Buddha did encourage a healthy skepticism, he nonetheless taught faith. In this issue’s “Faith in Awakening” (page…

By James Shaheen

CultureMagazine | Insights

Land of Illusions

Land of Illusions In this scene from AMY TAN‘s latest novel, the cynical ghost of murdered San Francisco socialite Bibi Chen tells the story of her friends’ trip to Burma. CROSSING THE BORDER into Burma, one…

By Amy Tan

TeachingsMagazine | Parting Words

Becoming Unbound

FOR NEARLY TWO THOUSAND YEARS, these brittle birch bark scrolls and others like them sat in clay pots in Afghanistan. In the mid-1990s, smuggled out from under the nose of the Taliban, they made their way…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Insights

Buddha Buzz

Buddha Buzz: The Game of Life The number of English-language Buddhist board games in the world doubled in size in recent months, to an astounding . . . two! You now have your choice of rainy…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Summer 2006

Eliot Fintushel profiles Dr. Manfred Clynes for this issue in “The Merry Greis”. He writes: “Soldiering away at profitless things—that’s the life of the artist. Squint and tickle—maybe it’s something, and maybe it’s nothing—it hardly matters.…

By Tricycle

MeditationMagazine | Insights

Get Outta My Head

Meditating at an Indian ashram, ELIZABETH GILBERT struggles to keep it together with no help from her brain. The following morning, I arrive right on time for the 4:00 a.m. meditation session that always starts the…

By Elizabeth Gilbert

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