We’re excited to announce the new issue of Tricycle! It’s stuffed full of great material, including: David Schneider on Philip Whalen and Gary Snyder, an interview with Reverend Patricia Usuki about Shin Buddhism, Noa Jones honors Gene Smith, Linda Heuman on the discovery of long-lost Gandharan scrolls and what they mean for Buddhist practitioners, and more.

There is also a wealth of web-exclusive features to complement pieces in the magazine: Watch Teja Bell in four videos that accompany his article “Qigong for Meditators” (they will be released one by one on this blog—every Wednesday, starting tomorrow), dive deeper into the Lumbini timeline with an online interview with Venerable Metteyya on why the development of the Buddha’s birthplace is important for everybody, Anne Waldman reads her poem “Sleeping With the Hungry Ghost,” watch Noa Jones learn how to make rice wine in Bhutan, listen to a recording of David Rothenberg play music to humpback whales, and and be sure to check out our interview with the director behind the hollywood comedies Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Liar Liar, Tom Shadyac, on his newest (and quite different) documentary I AM.

A great deal of this material will be featured on tricycle.com over the next couple months, so stay tuned!