Buddhism

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

Buddhist Offerings for the Holiday Season

Generosity is a great gift, both for the recipient and the giver. The practice of giving, or <i>dana</i>, brings joy to both parties, and reduces selfishness …

Buddhism

You Are Already Here

In daily human life we are always encountering some problem, contradiction, or confusion. So very naturally we want to escape from problems and find …

Buddhism

Tricycle Staff’s Top Buddhist Books of 2017

Hundreds—if not thousands—of books by Buddhist authors, meditation teachers, and mindfulness industry players pass through Tricycle’s New York City …

Buddhism

Review: 'The Last Dalai Lama'

In 1979, when His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama made his first public appearance in North America, at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New …

Buddhism

Scholar and Buddhist Activist Sulak Sivaraksa’s Fate Postponed for Another Month

The Thai military court has postponed their decision to indict the scholar and prominent socially engaged Buddhist, Sulak Sivaraksa, on charges of …

Thailand

We are in Training to Be Nobody Special

In the dining room of the meditation hall where I first encountered Buddhist practice, a stuffed green and scarlet parrot hung from the ceiling. It …

Buddhism

Bible Belt Buddhism

I live in the heart of the Bible Belt<i>.</i> When this article is published, many of my family and friends will fear I am destined for hell. Some …

Buddhism

A Fishy Antidote to a Bloody Sacrifice

The morning of the life release, I met Semo Saraswati at the Kalimati market in Kathmandu. I followed my nose through a labyrinth of vegetable …

Buddhism

What Did the Buddha Say About Lying?

The Buddha took a hard line on truth.<p>“One who feels no shame at telling a deliberate lie,” the Buddha told a monk after dramatically pouring out the …

Buddhism

Tenzin Dhonden, Dalai Lama’s Gatekeeper and “Personal Emissary for Peace,” Replaced as Executive Secretary

The Dalai Lama Trust has replaced Tenzin Dhonden, 53, as executive secretary of the nonprofit organization, for apparently abusing his position and …

Buddhism

Buddhist Practices to Ground Yourself Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving weekend can just as easily be a time marked by conflict and frenzy as it can by gratitude and camaraderie. Whether it’s the stress of …

Buddhism

Confronting Family Dynamics During the Holiday Season

During morning meditation, I feel a draft on my face. Fragments of a memory surface. I am in my aunt and uncle’s living room lying underneath a fort …

Christmas

Tibetan Master Patrul Rinpoche Outlines Three Unique Paths to Enlightenment

The great Tibetan lama Patrul Rinpoche was a widely revered and much respected teacher, and people gathered around him to receive his wisdom and …

Buddhism

Meet a Sangha: Red Rose Sangha

<b>City:</b> Lancaster, Pennsylvania <b><br>Tradition:</b> Zen (White Plum Asanga; Zen Peacemakers Sangha) <b><br>Year Founded:</b> 1993 <b><br>Number of Members:</b> 25 <b><br>Meeting Place:</b> Basement …

Butoh, the Japanese Dance of Darkness, and Buddhist Compassion

Butoh [bu-tō], often translated as “Dance of Darkness,” rose out of the ashes of post-World War II Japan as an extreme avant-garde dance form that …

When Being Humane Is Traitorous to the Nation

When I was a boy, I loved going to the fairs held on Saturday nights. The main street leading to the east entrance of Kamata Railway Station would be …

Japan

Helping Veterans Turn War into Art

<i>For more than 35 years, novelist Maxine Hong Kingston has written on the complicated chains of history, nostalgia, and spiritual yearning—on the soul</i> …

Thich Nhat Hanh

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 …

Mind

What is Right View?

<i>This is part of a series on the eightfold path. You can read the other articles</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>What is right view, and why does the Buddha place it first in the …

A Buddhist ’s Call for a Middle Way in Politics

Shortly into giving a poetry reading to a new audience, I sometimes find myself saying—when I’m talking about calm—that I’m a Buddhist.<p>An accepting …

How a Consistent and Stable Meditation Practice Leads to Altered Traits

Historically, meditation was not meant to improve our health, relax us, or enhance work success. Although these are the kinds of appeal that has made …

Meditation

Unhistoric Acts

In the days that followed 9/11, we at Tricycle quickly reached out to teachers to respond to what had taken place, and just as quickly they …

Jhana: The Spice Your Meditation Has Been Missing

“Meditation” is a vague term.<p>Even in English it has two opposing meanings: thinking and not-thinking. But unsurprisingly, since the word <i>meditation</i> is …

Buddhist Recovery Summit Attracts Buddhist Leaders

Leaders of Buddhist-based addiction approaches gathered in Washington state October 20–22 for the Buddhist Recovery Summit 2017. Their gathering was …

Opinion: Why the Buddha Would Advocate for Universal Basic Income

All across the world, there is a rapidly growing movement calling for the establishment of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). UBI advocates argue that …

Brooklyn School Turns Abandoned Home Ec Classroom into Meditation Space

The meditation room on the fourth floor of Brooklyn College Academy is cooler and quieter than the rest of the school, painted a faint gray with …

Tibetan Nuns with Advanced Degrees Honored by the Dalai Lama in India

<i>Editor’s note: Steve Wilhelm serves on the Tibetan Nun Project’s board.</i><p>The Dalai Lama is happy that a group of 20 Tibetan Buddhist nuns have earned</i> …

Buddhism

Dive Into the Buddhist Cosmos at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit any yoga studio, wellness center, or trendy home decor store, and you’re bound to find a decorative Buddha seated in a cross-legged lotus …

Buddhism

California Buddhists Look Ahead in Wake of Devastating Wildfires

As efforts continue to contain California’s devastating wildfires, Buddhist monastics who had to evacuate their temples are now back home.<p>At …