Test your Buddhist knowledge! This crossword puzzle was hand-drawn for Tricycle by Richard Benton, a Vipassana practitioner currently serving time at a prison in Alabama. The answer key can be found below the clues.




1. One heavy with dharma knowledge
5. Medicine Buddha’s teaching acts as
9. Deadly virus
14. Step _____  (hurry)
15. Lucy Hale role in Pretty Little Liars 
16. Enlightened One and Tathagata e.g.
17. Actress Chlumsky of Veep
18. Regrets
19. Cod kin
20. Two of the five aggregates
23. Not a monastic
24. Rapper of “Ether”
25. Greek letter
28. Government agent
31. Bodhisattva’s primary concern
36. Good site for a monastery, perhaps
38. End of alms line
40. Weird
41. Buddha’s teaching on origination
44. Former Yankee manager
45. Type of weave
46. Right action perhaps
47. Sneakers, maybe
49. Shingles locale
51. Head monks, usually (abbr.)
52. Period
54. Tenzin Palmo e.g.
56. Buddha’s first teaching
65. “To be _____  to be…”
66. Dharma master Padampa Sangye
67. Uncover
68. Kundalini action
69. Phishing expedition
70. Meditate alone
71. Common site key
72. Dish or arm
73. “A-tisket, a-tasket” singer Fitzgerald


1. Meditation retreat no-no
2. Rice of An Interview with a Vampire 
3. Ego trip
4. In any way or respect
5. Farm area
6. Snug as a bug in ______
7. Schreiber of “Ray Donovan”
8. ______ city (Iowa)
9. Joined up
10. Usually gets hooked
11. Present beginning
12. Toy building block
13. Organized Buddhists (abbr.)
21. Actor Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries
22. Buddhist of Laos or NE Thailand
25. Star doings
26. Mortise’s mate
27. Beginning of biology
29. Lively Scottish-Highland dance
30. Prickly Mediterranean shrub
32. Take the Buddha’s advice
33. Sea eagles
34. Kitchen utensil in a monastery, perhaps
35. They’re said to reside in the storehouse consciousness
37. Dynamic start
39. City NE of Lake Tahoe
42. One who feels regret for unwholesomeness
43. A monk doesn’t eat after this period
48. A sign that might be seen at a Dalai Lama teaching
50.  ______ seal
53. Bottomless pit
55. Edie Falco played one
56. Tiger’s warning, maybe
57. City of Algeria
58. Part of a whole
59. Popular romantic flower
60. Sites
61. Mild oath
62. Koan, perhaps
63. Shuck
64. Ancient Greek portico


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