Fifty Years of Exile
Fifty Years of Exile
No matter how hard we try to keep our jobs and careers on track, they just don’t seem to cooperate—they constantly misbehave. One minute we are on our way to a promotion, and the next we are being transferred to Antarctica. Or maybe our boss has closed the largest sale in the history of the […]
Passing on passing judgment
Joseph Goldstein on addressing the climate crisis, step by step
Can you forgive your parents? You can, when you realize that your happiness does not depend on external circumstances
Thai forest monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu teaches us how to use wisdom to cultivate compassion
Can Thai Theravada nuns and Roman Catholic women priests shatter the clerical glass ceiling?
This red washrag full of holesfaded grayish-pinkfrom scouring smokypots—before I throw it out, we found it:campingPotrero Meadows 1956 —Gary Snyder From Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints, © 2009 by Tom Killion and © 2009 by Gary Snyder. Reprinted with permission of Heyday Books, Berkeley, California.
Environmental awareness plays an increasingly important role in consumer culture. But when does environmentalism become simply clever branding?
Turn down the thermostat and cool the fires of our minds.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche gives instructions in the liberating practice of awareness.
JAN CHOZEN BAYS, M.D., is a Zen teacher and pediatrician. Her article “Mindful Eating” is adapted from a new book of the same name, which draws on knowledge from both occupations. “For many years,” she tells Tricycle, “I’ve been inventing mindful eating exercises. What finally got me writing was the current epidemic of obesity among […]
if you could imagine, or visualize the entire Wheel of Time mandala in the drop the size of amustard seed at the tip on one’s nose & see the whites of the eyes of 722deitiesall rooting for the enlightened you the wide-awake you if you could imagine an enemy who would it be? visualize the […]
For one New York City sangha, meditation is a political practice.
“SEVENTY-TWO labors brought us this food, / we should know how it comes to us.” For more than four decades now, in his essays, novels, short stories, and poems, Wendell Berry has been reminding us of the labors of the farmers who literally bring us our food. He has lamented the passing of […]
Ancient Chinese detective tales retold
Forming bad habits is hard work.
Five ways to develop a skillful relationship with food from physician and Zen Priest Jan Chozen Bays.
Visit the Tricycle Community to share your thoughts about the the next “What Does Being a Buddhist Mean to You?” topic: Sex. You might just find yourself in the next issue of Tricycle! […]
This issue marks the first step in our decision to “go green.” The paper you’re looking at is “FSC-certified,” which means the Forest Stewardship Council has determined that it comes from “responsibly managed forests.” According to the FSC website, the Council’s seal of approval guarantees that forests are “certified against a set of strict environmental […]
THERE’S ALWAYS a stack of books on the bedside table, threatening to topple over and kill me in my sleep. If so, I’ll die happy. Right now I’m immersed in three wonderful new dharma books and four works of fiction—I’ll list them in a minute. First, I have to tell how Daphne Beal’s novel In […]
Revered Chan Master Sheng Yen died on February 3, 2009, in Taipei at the age of 79. He was an inspiration to Buddhists and non-Buddhists around the globe, and his writing regularly appeared in the pages ofTricycle. Master Sheng Yen’s […]
Jeff Wilson urges us to foster and enjoy a sense of community.
Tricycle readers name their favorite U.S. retreat centers
Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest To Find Zen On The Sea Jaimal Yogis Wisdom Publications, 2009 256 pp., $14.95 (paper) RAISED BY meditating parents, Jaimal Yogis began dreaming of buddhahood at a younger age than most Americans. His debut book, a coming-of-age memoir, documents his endearing and often comical pursuit of this dream. […]
A mother’s journey
Buddhism and environmentalism aren’t so different from each other, argues ALLAN BADINER. We just need to wake up to that fact.
The search engine’s “Jolly Good Fellow” brings the dharma to Silicon Valley
Tricycle speaks with psychologist Paul Ekman about his work with the Dalai Lama on destructive and constructive emotions.
Adyashanti warns against chasing enlightenment down the wrong path
EVEN WOMEN who are determinedly pro-choice seldom experience abortion without some shame or remorse. And miscarriage is a loss many never get over. Buddhist rituals don’t always translate to Western practice, but in Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America (Oxford University Press, 2009, $35.00 cloth), Tricycle […]
What happens when we focus
NOT SO FASTI would have no beef with Genpo Roshi (“Introducing Big Mind,” Winter 2008) if he presented his Big Mind technique merely as a tool for helping to deal with psychological issues encountered during the course of practice, but he doesn’t. He maintains that by practicing the Big Mind method one can radically speed […]
Pema Chödrön on the trap of shenpa—and how to avoid it
An appreciation of everyday mindfulness