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Winter 2002

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The Wheel

Sometime in the early eighties, I spent a few weeks in Hawaii, living in a cabin near the crater of the volcano called Kiluaea. Trees, flowers, and birds were all about. The daylight had a kind of spiritual purity. Nights had a softness that was not pure, but sensuously heartbreaking. Best of all, where I […]

By Leonard Michaels



The Future of Peace’ by Scott A. Hunt

The Future of Peace:On the Front Lines with the World’s Great PeacemakersScott A. HuntHarperSanFrancisco, 2002384 pp.; $24.95 (cloth) UC Berkeley Buddhism professor Scott A. Hunt has assembled a collection of profiles of men and women he believes are advancing the cause of world peace. He entitles it The Future of Peace. The author doesn’t supply […]

By Joseph Hooper


Contributors Winter 2002

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is a meditation teacher, writer, and scientist. He recently retired from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society; founder and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic; and a professor of medicine. An early student […]

By Tricycle


Zen Moorings

Marshall Glickman traces his journey to Zen from his first half-lotus to his encounters with the kyosaku stick to his ultimate discovery of the “cosmic dance.”

By Marshall Glickman


Equals’ by Philip Godwin

EqualsAdam PhillipsNew York: Basic Books, 2002272 pp.; $25.00 (cloth) Perhaps you have experienced the profound shock—or the mild amusement—that comes from finding yourself in a therapist’s office, eager to start working on your past, and with a bit of luck, your future, only to discover that the other person in the room is deeply attached […]

By Andrew Goodwin

On Gardening

Against the Grain

For the last few days I have been lost in the thicket of the Indian summer garden, gathering the ripe seed of Galactic lettuce, Russian sunflowers, and multi-hued quinoa that hails from the Andean highlands. My hands ache from cracking open brittle pods and threshing autumn seed treasures to plant in next year’s garden and […]

By Wendy Johnson


Letters to the Editor Winter 2002

A Body of PraiseIn the more than ten years I have subscribed to Tricycle, I can’t remember a more engaging issue than the last (Fall 2002). I have often wondered why Tricycle has never addressed in depth the importance of a healthy physical body in nurturing and supporting a meditative practice. Your special section, “The […]

By Tricycle


Returning to Occurrence

Rooted in ancient Taoist and Ch’an Buddhist thought, China’s “rivers-and-mountains” poetry represents one of the earliest encounters between wilderness and literature.

By David Hinton


Democracy in Exile

Samdhong Rinpoche, the first democratically elected chairman of the Tibetan Cabinet-in-Exile, discusses the challenges of building a Buddhist democracy.

By Tricycle

Editors View

The Wisdom of No View

“The very belief that violence is unavoidable is a root cause of violence,” Samdong Rinpoche, the newly elected leader of Tibet’s Government-in-Exile, commented in a recent conversation with Tricycle. Far from advocating violence as a means of freeing Tibet of Chinese domination, the head of the Tibetan Cabinet-in-Exile—the Kalon Tripa, as he is known—argues that […]

By James Shaheen


Books in Brief Winter 2002

The Art of Just Sitting:Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of ShikantazaJohn Daido Loori, ed.Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2002256 pp.; $16.95 (cloth) “Just sit” is one of the most commonly heard—and least understood—phrases associated with Zen Buddhism. And yet “just sitting,” or shikantaza—along with koan practice—is one of the two primary methods of Zen meditation. Zen […]

By Tricycle
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