Originally an intern at Tricycle who went on to join the magazine’s editorial team as an associate editor, Sam Mowe returned to the organization in 2018 as Associate Publisher. For the several years in between, Sam served as Editor-in-Chief and Marketing and Communications Manager at the Garrison Institute, a retreats and events center in New York’s Hudson River Valley. He now lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and daughter. For this issue, Sam penned a personal reflection on awakening, lineage, and what we pass on from one generation to the next—all in the context of a family adventure to one of Japan’s sacred mountains.

Rhonda Magee portrait
Photo by Stuart Locklear


A full-time law professor at the University of San Francisco for more than twenty years, Rhonda Magee—mindfulness instructor, author, and social justice advocate—is a leader who wears many hats. As the former board president of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, an active participant in The Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics, and a Fellow at the Dalai Lama’s Mind and Life Institute, Magee strives to incorporate mindfulness into higher education, law, and social justice. In this issue’s “Teachings” section, we feature a practice on working with our social biases from Magee’s new book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice.

Barry Blitt portrait
Photo by Angie Silverstein


Best known for more than one hundred New Yorker covers, Barry Blitt is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Connecticut. His work has appeared in numerous other publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Time. On drawing portraits of Samuel Beckett and Norman Mailer for Tricycle , Blitt said being able to draw “faces with character for a change” was the project’s greatest appeal.

Maria de la Guardia portrait
Photo courtesy Maria de la Guardia


Maria de la Guardia is a freelance multimedia journalist who, after years in the Middle East and East Africa, is now based in Asia. Driven by the belief that storytelling has the power to create change, she will go just about anywhere for her work, which focuses on women’s rights, refugees, culture, and religion. For this issue, she traveled to Dharamsala, India, to photograph Tenzin Mariko, the first openly transgender person in the Tibetan community.

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