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While rotating on its axis at 1,670 kilometers per hour, the planet earth orbits the sun at 108,000 kilometers per hour. Light, traveling at a speed of 300,000 kilometers per second, is energy created by wave…

By Taishi Hirokawa

Magazine | Special Section

Special Section: Vast Time

Between the Buddhist Calendar, which dates the coming year at approximately 2543, and Buddhist teachings that speak of “beginningless time” in which the whole of the past and future exist only in the present moment, the…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Special Section


Rock is naturalist scripture. The deeper you go the older the story. Pikas & squirrels scamper over the top, then spiral descent from gone tooth & twig. Petrified bone sediment myth. Or psychic fossil? Horesetail &…

By Andrew Schelling


IdeasMagazine | Feature

Flights From Lhasa

Forty years after the Chinese invaded Tibet, Orville Schell looks back to 1904 when Colonel Francis Younghusband led a British expeditionary force into the holy city of Lhasa. Despite many brutal losses, the Tibetans and their…

By Orville Schell

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Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Winter 1999

I Like Trike I continue to be amazed by Tricycle—its intelligence, its emotional impact, and the thread of compassion that weaves through it. I am impressed, delighted, angered and frustrated by Tricycle—and I learn from it.…

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Magazine | Editors View

Millennium Mind

Seeking words of wisdom from a renowned adept, a young acolyte trekked to the top of a mountain. Sitting at the master’s feet he asked, “Can you tell the future?” The master said, “Certainly I can.…

By Helen Tworkov

IdeasMagazine | In the News

In the News Winter 1999

UNTOEING THE LINE Monks from the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) are facing more arrests and detention. According to Reuters, a UBCV monk, Thich Khong Tanh, 56, was detained in September. Upon his release…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Reviews

Books Winter 1999

Books in Brief An annotated selection of new and noteworthy guidebooks, teachings, and scholarly texts The Practice of MahamudraDrikung Kyabgon Chetsang RinpocheSnow Lion Publications, $12.95Mahamudra is the highest teaching in the Kagyupa school of Tibetan Buddhism.…

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