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50 Issues, 50 Teachings

With this our 50th issue, we look back at how we got from there to here—year by year, issue by issue, teaching by teaching. Selected by Tricycle’s editorial staff, this collection is by no means comprehensive.…

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Magazine | Letters

Letters to the Editor Winter 2003

A Huxley Hoax?We’ve learned so much about Buddhism since Huxley was alive, I was surprised that Dana Sawyer simply reported Huxley’s judgments about Buddhism without checking to see if they were still valid or not [“Aldous…

By Tricycle

Magazine | Contributors

Contributors Winter 2003

A veteran environmental journalist, Lisa Jones knew about Michael Soulé the “father of conservation biology” long before she knew about Michael Soulé the Buddhist (“The Buckshot Bodhisattva“). But now Jones and Soulé are both members of…

By Tricycle

CultureMagazine | Insights

Shaving Siddhartha

Osamu Tezuka, the "godfather of Japanese comics," has created an expansive eight-volume graphic novel of the Buddha's life, to be published over the course of the next year. The following scenes, from volume two, depict a…

By Osamu Tezuka

Magazine | Insights

Aging Into Dying and Death

Longtime Zen practitioner, haiku poet, and secretary of the U.K. Network of Engaged Buddhists, Ken Jones offers wisdom on aging and death. The following is an excerpt from a pamphlet—Ageing: The Great Adventure—that grew out of…

By Ken Jones

Magazine | Reviews

Finding Their Voices

Buddhist culture in China is a story langely told by men, for men, and about men. Echoes occasionally emerge suggesting that women, too, made rich contributions, but how many names come to mind? In Daughters of…

By Andrew Schelling

Magazine | Issues

A Monk Goes To Washington

At the conclusion of his U.S. tour in September, Thich Nhat Hanh traveled to Washington, DC, where he spoke with members of Congress and held a three-day retreat. In the packed auditorium of the Library of…

By Mark Phillips

Magazine | Insights

Buddha Buzz Winter 2003

GOOOAAAALLLL! A Buddhist monastery in South Korea has finally finished its gigantic World Cup Mandala. The mandala, created to commemorate the soccer championship held there in 2002, is 11 meters tall (the number of players on…

By Jeff Wilson

Magazine | Reviews

Books in Brief Winter 2003

So you went to the Dalai Lama’s teachings in New York in September and found yourself riveted by the spirited investigation of the logical basis of Buddhist philosophy? Now it’s time for Maps of the Profound:…

By Joan Duncan Oliver

Magazine | Insights

A Very Long Walk

In 1977 two American monks set out on foot from Los Angeles on an 800-mile pilgrimage to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, a religious and educational center in Mendocino County, California. The pilgrims, Heng Sure…

[Hen, sure] And [Heng, chau] heng sure

Magazine | Practical Pilgrim

Borscht Belt Buddhism

Soon after Shakyamuni began ordaining disciples, he instituted the practice of an annual rainy-season retreat (called varshika, or “belonging to the rains”), during which the community ceased its wandering and settled down to meditate and study…

By Rande Brown

Magazine | Profile

Three Lives: Intro

            In the following section, three lives cross the Buddha’s path in unexpected ways: an ex-outlaw biker takes refuge; a septugenarian cabaret dancer ponders death; and a rifle-toting biologist views the…

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Magazine | Editors View

On Tap Shoes Or a Harley

When Tricycle cover designer Frank Olinsky proposed the current cover, I wasn’t sure if I was looking at Newsweek or Time. After a few seconds, my eyes began to focus on the fifty—count ’em, fifty—Tricycle covers.…

By James Shaheen