His Holiness the Dalai Lama graced Tricycle’s first cover and was interviewed by the performance artist Spalding Gray in the same issue. Now, 30 years later, His Holiness speaks to psychologist Daniel Goleman about education, what happens when we die, and the grim reality of climate change.

We also revisit eight contributors from our early years to see how their thoughts on the issues of those days have changed (or not): Charles Johnson, Roshi Joan Halifax, Sallie Tisdale, Christopher Titmuss, Mark Epstein, Donald S. Lopez Jr., Jan Chozen Bays, and Sharon Salzberg reflect on comments they made in the pages of Tricycle in decades past.

Finally, Tricycle’s editor-in-chief, James Shaheen, moderates a conversation between the writers Stephen Batchelor and Ruth Ozeki on Buddhist practice and creativity. Both speak of the struggle to center one’s own creative voice amid the cacophony that pervades modern life.

For 30 years we’ve been engaging the Buddhist community and the culture at large in conversation about the place of Buddhist teachings and values in our world. We’re grateful to all who have joined us in that discussion over the years, and we’re happy to engage with new voices as the Buddhist community continues to grow.

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