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IdeasMagazine | Feature

A New Place, A New Time

An interview with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche about the leadership of Shambhala, the legacy of his father, Trungpa Rinpoche, and the future of Buddhism in the West.

By Helen Tworkov

IdeasMagazine | Feature

Julius Goldwater: The Good Shepherd

In 1928, Julius Goldwater took Buddhist vows. During World War II, he was priest to thousands of interned Japanese. Today, Goldwater—perhaps the oldest living Western convert to Buddhism—continues to expound and explore his American dharma. Julius…

By Stephen Prothero


Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Winter 1997

Death Matters In the article “What Is Death?” by  Robert Thurman, published in your Fall 1997 issue, Mr. Thur­man criticizes materialists for a view that no modern, educated materialist would ever hold: i.e., that consciousness is…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Editors View

Greener Grass

The movies Kundun and Seven Years in Tibet will introduce millions of Westerners to the cultural and religious heritage of Tibet, as well as to the Chinese takeover. Indeed, the hope of both screenwritersMelissa Mathison and Becky…

By Helen Tworkov

Personal ReflectionsMagazine | On Gardening

Gone To Seed

Upright, well-mannered gardens, with tidy beds of manicured lettuce corseted by tightly clipped boxwood hedges, make me itch. I have a naughty mind that wants to scratch rank pigwood seed between all neat and trim rows.…

By Wendy Johnson

MeditationMagazine | On Practice

Practices of Purification

THE GOLDSMITH Shakyamuni Buddha THERE ARE THESE GROSS IMPURITlES in gold: dirty sand, gravel, and grit. The dirt-washer, having placed the gold in a vat, washes it again and again until he has washed them away.…

By Tricycle

drawing of a monkey with tar on its paws for a story on how to train your monkey mind

MeditationMagazine | Dharma Talk

A Glob of Tar

Even though we practice, we continue to fall for pleasant feelings. Feelings are illusory on many levels. We don’t realize that they’re changeable and unreliable. Instead of offering pleasure, they offer us nothing but stress—yet we’re…

By Upasika Kee Nanayon, Illustrations by Helen Beckman

IdeasMagazine | In the News

In the News Winter 1997

Aide to Tibet In a move that marks a new era in American diplomatic relations with Tibet, Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright announced in July that she would appoint a “special coordinator” to handle American…

By Tricycle

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