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

The Japanese Art of Self

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving

<i>As you prepare for Thanksgiving, please consider this teaching from Lama Shabkar, a Tibetan yogini known for his spontaneous songs. Though it was</i> …

Vegetarian Food

Say it Right

<i>According to former psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, needs are never in opposition—only our strategies for meeting them are. A number of dharma</i> …

Marshall Rosenberg

As If There Is Nothing to Lose

Once I was young and poor—and generous. I shared an old house with several people and slept on the porch and owned nothing more valuable than my …

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How Amazing!

<i>Joseph Goldstein grew up in his family’s resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York and graduated from Columbia University, where he majored in</i> …

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(Meta)Physical Education: Playing with Time

<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> …

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Superscience

<i>S. N. Goenka has been teaching Vipassana meditation for thirty-one years and is most widely known, perhaps, for his famous introductory ten-day</i> …

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Naikan Therapy: A Method of Self-Reflection

<i>Naikan</i> is a Japanese word that means “looking inside,” though a more poetic translation might be “seeing oneself with the mind’s eye.” It is a …

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The "Helper" Syndrome

In the movie <i>Groundhog Day</i>, the main character wakes up every morning in the same exact place, at the same exact time, always having to repeat the …

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Finding Stability in Turbulence with Michael Stone

What Exactly is Vipassana Meditation?

The distinction between Vipassana meditation and other styles of meditation is crucial and needs to be fully understood. Buddhism addresses two major …

Disconnect the Dots

The painting was George Seurat’s Neo-impressionist work <i>A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte</i>, his famous scene of Parisians in a …

The Wise Investigator: Sayadaw U Tejaniya

<i>Sayadaw U Tejaniya began his Buddhist training as a young teenager in Burma under the late Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw (1913-2002). After a career in</i> …

Giving Pain the Slip

I learned to meditate when I was 8 years old, though I did not know it at the time. I was beset by terrible headaches, and the doctors did not know …

This Changes Nothing: A Dharmic Response to the Election of Donald Trump

<i>“Even if the sun rises in the west, the way of the bodhisattva is the same.”</i> <br>–Suzuki Roshi<p>Before my wife and I went to bed last Tuesday, Hillary …

Occupy Buddhism

Marx’s Revenge<p>When the Dalai Lama announced his Marxist leanings last summer in Minneapolis, the only surprise was how surprising it was. The …

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Beyond Language

A seemingly inescapable fact of my life is that I am a poet, or, at least, that I keep writing poems. Why would I feel the need to do this? I am …

How Buddhism Influences Slam Poet and Emcee G. Yamazawa

When we recently caught up with spoken word artist and emcee G. Yamazawa, he had just landed in Juneau ahead of a show at the University of …

A Fool's Bargain

Being a Fool lets the cat out of my bag, the wind out of my sails. The word comes from the Latin <i>follies</i>, meaning “windbag, a pair of bellows.” The …

Carpets

Paths of the Soul

Directed by Zhang Yang<br>Country: China<br>Year: 2015<p>View Trailer<p>This month’s Film Club selection, <i>Paths of the Soul</i>, documents an extraordinary type of …

Meditation Master U Pandita's Last Interview

Regarded as one of the world’s most eminent meditation masters and Theravada Buddhist scholars, the Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma (now …

Poet Caits Meissner Talks About Her New Book, Let It Die Hungry

Caits Meissner is a multidisciplinary poet and educator working in New York City’s prisons, schools, and universities, where she facilitates writing …

Uselessness

The great 13th century Zen master Eihei Dogen taught that Zen meditation was not a means to an end, not a technique for achieving enlightenment, but …

The Fundamental Ambiguity of Being Human

As human beings we share a tendency to scramble for certainty whenever we realize that everything around us is in flux. In difficult times the stress …

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Why Are We So Hard On Ourselves?

Mark Coleman is a Northern California-based meditation teacher, author, and founder of the Mindfulness Institute. Since he began teaching nearly two …

Mindfulness

The Great Indoors

<i>For the past twenty-five years, Jeff Greenwald has wandered the globe, filing dispatches from territories as varied as Iran, Mali, Japan, Italy,</i> …

Meditation

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How to Combat Fear

I come from a part of the world where ethnic and religious minorities must navigate extremist elements, geopolitical instability, and limited …

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Buddha Buzz Winter 2016

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