Buddhism

By Tricycle: The Buddhist Review | Selected articles about Buddhism from Tricycle Magazine

Buddhist Teacher Michael Stone’s Family Says He Likely Died from Opioid Overdose

An initial toxicology report found that Buddhist teacher Michael Stone had opioids, including fentanyl, in his system when he died last week, …

British Columbia

The Remaining Challenges for Women in Buddhism

When Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo arrived in Dharamsala in the 60s to study Tibetan, she needed the Dalai Lama to give his blessing before she could study …

Buddhism

Can Virtual Reality Help You Reach Enlightenment?

Can a game get you enlightened?<p>Not yet, but a sampling of virtual reality games I tried out at last month’s Buddhism and Technology Conference in …

Virtual Reality

How to Get Rid of Pests and Bugs the Buddhist Way

Good news and bad news. The bad news first: <i>No</i>, you do not have special dispensation from the Buddha to murder those obnoxious little rodent and …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddhist Teacher Michael Stone Removed from Life Support

Buddhist teacher, yogi, and mental health practitioner Michael Stone was taken off of life support on Sunday evening, according to a statement by his …

Buddhism

How to Fail

If there is one skill that is not stressed very much, but is really needed, it is knowing how to fail. There is a Samuel Beckett quote that goes “Try …

11 Benefits of Loving-Friendliness Meditation

We don’t need an ideal society or a perfect world to practice loving-friendliness. We aren’t practicing to save the world or make it perfect. We …

Buddhism

Why You’re Addicted to Your Phone

About two years ago, I lost my phone. Waiting at Newark International Airport, I heard the cancellation of my Chicago flight, closed down by a …

Eight Slogans to Transform Your Mind

Not knowing how to act during a difficult moment can be frustrating— but there’s a way to get better at it. The following excerpt from Buddhist nun …

Buddhism

The Mindfulness of the Buddha

As secular mindfulness continues to expand into many layers of our society, from psychotherapy offices and schools to corporations and the military, …

Go To Your High School Reunion, Dammit

My 20th high school reunion is coming up next week.<p>How did THAT happen? More importantly: Should I go?<p>It’s in Nebraska, so I’d have to book a flight …

Buddhism

5 Articles to Celebrate the Dalai Lama’s 82nd Birthday

<b>His Holiness the Dalai Lama,</b> the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists and a worldwide symbol of kindness, will celebrate his 82nd birthday in the …

Buddhism

Creating the New American Buddhist Funeral

The last time death rites became a matter of national interest was in the 1960s, when journalist and civil rights activist Jessica Mitford dealt a …

Buddhism

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Suffering

We should not be afraid of <b>suffering</b>. We should be afraid of only one thing, and that is not knowing how to deal with our suffering. Handling our …

Buddhism

A Buddhist Brexit

Over the days and weeks that followed Brexit I would find myself happily attending to my routine duties, only to be suddenly interrupted by a sinking …

Does Dying Need to Be Traumatic?

Need dying be traumatic?<p>This was the guiding question during last Wednesday night’s discussion at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City for the …

Spirituality

Working Through the Strong Emotions of Sexual Identity

It had been a cool, early December day in Barre, Massachusetts, about ten years ago. I had spent the daylight hours, what was left of them, sitting …

Mind

Black, Bisexual, and Buddhist

OAKLAND, Calif. (RNS) When Zenju Earthlyn Manuel goes to teach somewhere for the first time, she often sees surprise in the faces of the students as …

Celebrating Buddhism’s Inclusivity

Every June, the LGBTQ community and allies around the world celebrate Pride Month. The tradition has grown out of the June 1969 rebellion that …

Buddhism

Why Trees Are The Ultimate Meditation Teachers

Last April, my morning meditation was interrupted by the sounds of whirring chainsaws and clamoring trucks. When I stepped to the window, I noticed …

Meditation

The Buddha Talks to a Brahmin Supremacist

The belief that a group of people can be born superior to all other groups has been around for a very long time, and even existed during the time of …

Looking Inward to Live in Harmony

The underlying cause of conflict isn’t an enemy or adverse conditions—it’s a thorn lodged within our own heart and mind.<p>This radical notion from the …

Buddhism

Dreaming Up, And Revising, Our Buddhist Practice

<i>(Meta)Physical Education is a series about the lessons that Alex Tzelnic, a Zen practitioner, has learned while teaching gym at a Montessori school.</i> …

Buddhism

What the Tibetan Book of the Dead Can Teach Us About Dying Today

The Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche once wrote that the <i>Tibetan Book of the Dead</i> could very well be called the “Tibetan Book of …

Working through Racism

Last fall, I attended a two-day workshop in Durham, North Carolina, with Rev. angel Kyodo williams that explored the dharma’s intersection with race, …

Racism

Prayer Without Blind Faith

We were gathered in the temple for a daylong ritual during a three-year retreat in France. The person who was leading the chants that month had a wry …

Spirituality

Taking the Reins of Climate Action

President Donald J. Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord on Thursday—a landmark agreement signed by 195 nations in 2015 to …

Climate

How Buddhism Helped Me Embrace My Palestinian Heritage

I was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents and raised in the United States. From a very young age, I remember feeling an internal struggle that came …

Buddhism

Living and Dying with Confidence

As a follow up to his <i>Dying with Confidence: A Tibetan Buddhist Guide to Preparing for Death</i>, Tibetan Buddhist teacher Anyen Rinpoche has written a …