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. The articles on Yasutani Roshi’s anti-Semitism are notable in this respect.

Chogyam Trungpa, speaking on the need for a teacher, said you can learn from a book but a book can’t teach you, the reason for this being that a book will never tell you what you don’t want to hear. I believe this and I’ve cited it often for my students.

Yet Tricycle succeeds in getting me to listen—to what I want to hear and to what I don’t. And I learn.

Sydney Musai Walter, Sensei
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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