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Magazine | Contributors

Featured Contributors Summer 2012

Jules Shuzen Harris, Sensei, a Soto priest and dharma successor to Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, writes candidly about confronting his own anger and helping others handle theirs in “Uprooting the Seeds of Anger.” He describes his…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Summer 2012

A Binding up “Pursuing an American Buddhism,” Linda Heuman’s interview with Buddhist scholar Charles Prebish (Spring 2012), struck a chord with me. Buddhism has always adapted to, as well as transformed, any culture to which it…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Brief Teachings

From the Canon: Anger

An angry person is ugly and sleeps poorly. Gaining a profit, he turns it into a loss, having done damage with word and deed. A person overwhelmed with anger    destroys his wealth. Maddened with anger,…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Brief Teachings

Feathers are Harmless

As we go through life, we accumulate layers of ideas about who we are and what we’re capable of achieving. As these layers accumulate, we tend to become increasingly rigid in our identification with certain views…

By Tsoknyi Rinpoche


Magazine | Brief Teachings

Participate Fully

When we just function, just act, just work, with no idea of a “me” that is functioning or acting or working, the dharma is fully expressed, for then there is no separation. Although things are accomplished…

By Janet Jiryu Abels

Magazine | Brief Teachings

Mindful Work

Life is easy for the shameless, cunning, Corrupt, brazen, nasty, and betraying. But for one who’s honest and insightful, Trying to pursue purity, it’s hard. —Dhammapada 244–245 Why do so few people follow the path of…

Franz Metcalf and BJ Gallagher

CultureMagazine | Good Work

Performing with the Buddha

Last May, former Marine Daniel Goolsby, 61, lost his job and fell into a deep depression. His savings gone, he was three months behind on his rent—and fed up with psychiatrists who wanted to “fix” his…

By Emma Varvaloucas

MeditationMagazine | Thus Have I Heard

Finding the Center

Imagine you walk into a small empty room that is totally dark and are asked to locate its center point. How might you proceed? Unable to use the sense of sight, you might begin by going…

By Andrew Olendzki

Magazine | Reviews

Visions of an Empowered Future

The dusty little town of Bodhgaya has changed a bit since the first time I came as a pilgrim in 1999. At that time, Bihar was known as the most corrupt and impoverished state in India.…

By Minette Lee Mangahas

CultureMagazine | Reviews

Religion in Evolution

Robert N. Bellah Religion in Human Evolution Harvard University Press 2011, 784 pp., $39.95 cloth In an interview with Tricycle almost a decade ago, the sociologist of religion Robert N. Bellah addressed a central problem—perhaps thecentral…

By Linda Heuman

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