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

Why Buddhists Should Run for Public Office

Volunteering in political campaigns was something I’d done for decades. But it was only after moving to New Hampshire—where we take our role as …

Buddhism

Buddhist Dance Company The Anata Project’s New Show Premieres

How do you have a conversation about “enoughness” in a city that is constantly hustling to create the latest million-dollar app?<p>San Francisco-based …

Dance

Right Speech Reconsidered - The Eightfold Path

The Buddha was unequivocal about the importance of how we employ our human capacity for speech and verbal interaction. Right Speech, also called Wise …

Mindfulness

Why (Science Says) Buddhism Is True

Robert Wright has written a book that many people far beyond the Buddhist crowd want to get their hands on. Released in August 2017, <i>Why Buddhism is</i> …

Buddhism

Buddhist Practitioner Recounts Serving in U.S. Virgin Islands

As Texas and Louisiana reeled from Hurricane Harvey, and as Hurricane Irma set her sights on the Caribbean, Lisa Droski packed her bags.<p>Droski, a …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Interview with French Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard

For French Buddhist monk and prolific author <b>Matthieu Ricard</b>, there is no moral, ethical, or philosophical way to defend our treatment of animals. …

5 Questions for the Buddhist Rock Band Dhamma Wings

There are plenty of musicians around the world who have been spotted on a meditation retreat or sporting prayer beads around their wrists, leaving us …

Buddhism

Finding Freedom Right Here, Right Now

Vipassana meditation teacher, psychologist, and Spirit Rock cofounder Jack Kornfield’s latest book, <i>No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom and Joy</i> …

Only the Occassional Brothel

This article is the seventh in the 10 Misconceptions about Buddhism series with scholars Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr.<p>The literature …

Buddhism

Coming to Terms with the First Noble Truth (and My Shopping Addiction)

The first noble truth is that life is unsatisfactory.<p>I’ve always found this idea difficult to accept because life, it often seems, is actually pretty …

Coffeemakers

Remembering Prominent Buddhist Scholar Luis Gómez

Luis Gómez, a Buddhist scholar, translator, and psychologist who founded the PhD program in Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan, which has …

Buddhism

Cooking Your Way to Enlightenment with Korean Buddhist Nun and Chef Beop Song

What can decades-old fermented sauce, soybean paste, and ginger grain syrup tell us about Buddhist teachings on nonattachment, mental discipline, …

Buddhism

New York City’s First Mobile Meditation Studio Brings Mindfulness to Manhattan (in a Retrofitted RV)

Whether it’s at the local meditation center, a sangha member’s private apartment, or the once-a-week room rental in a highrise, dedicated urban …

Meditation

When Your Sangha's Sex Scandal Goes Viral

<b>Shozan Jack Haubner</b><b>,</b> the pen name of a Zen monk, went to the monastery in search of wisdom—and left in the wake of a sex scandal. He was one of Joshu …

Buddhism

Opinion: How Rigpa Can Redeem Itself in the Wake of Sogyal Rinpoche’s Resignation

The disheartening news about the scope and severity of the alleged physical and sexual abuse of Rigpa students by Sogyal Rinpoche has shaken the …

Tibet

The Buddhist Lessons in The Princess Bride

There is something about movies from the 1980s that inspires an especially enduring devotion, even some 25 or 30 years after their release. The …

Buddhism

The Surrender Bender

In my first memory of Daishin, he is on his knees, tucking the top <i>kimono</i> part of my disheveled student robes into the bottom <i>hakama</i> part. He looks up …

Why Buddhism is True (And Why You Can Blame Natural Selection for Your Suffering)

<b>At the risk of overdramatizing the human condition: Have you ever</b> seen the movie The Matrix? It’s about a guy named Neo (played by Keanu Reeves), who …

Buddhism

Taste 1,700 Years of Traditional Buddhist Cooking at New York City’s Korean Cultural Week

Buddhist temple food is beginning to make a big splash on the international culinary stage. And apparently, New York foodies are hungry for this …

Meet a Sangha: Dojo Zen de Santiago, Chile

<b>Name of sangha</b>: Dojo Zen de Santiago (Chile) within <b>Kosen Sangha</b> <b><br>Year founded:</b> 2002 <b><br>Number of members:</b> 20<p><b>What teachings are offered at your dojo?</b> <b><br>Zen nun</b> …

Are We There Yet?

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 …

Remembering 9/11 at One World Observatory

On a bright, hot, summer day I finally go to see the <b>9/11 Memorial</b> and head up the tower of One World Trade Center, to the beautifully named One World …

Astronomy

I Tried the “Buddhist Monk” Diet—And It Worked

The <i>New York Times</i> recently reported that those who eat their biggest meal in the early hours have better success losing weight. Buried in the article …

Gratitude for My Torturers

After escaping from a Chinese prison, Tibetan lama Phakyab Rinpoche travels to the United States as a refugee and is treated at New York City’s …

Harvey in Houston

The headlines roar. The feelings, however, are more nuanced. A disaster this big throws both shade and light, just like meditation itself can do. Our …

Bartending While Buddhist on Cinco de Mayo

Ah, Cinco de Mayo. The day every white American under 30 crowds into a Mexican restaurant to vaguely celebrate something with shots of tequila. …

I Take Refuge in the Humor

Many people in the West seem to believe that practicing Buddhism simply makes one “nice” with a side of serenity. We’re usually seen as the syrupy …

Learning to Soften with a “Hardcore” Buddhist Teacher

Even though I have a nice house, a wonderful wife, several jobs, and a decent car, I’ve always felt like a homeless Buddhist.<p>I mean “homeless” in a …

Why Meditation Encourages Me to Keep Practicing

I might not be the best candidate for motivating others to get on the cushion. Even as a dedicated meditator with years of practice, I hid behind …