Buddhism

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

Watch an Exclusive Clip From Walk with Me, a New Film about Thich Nhat Hanh

What would it be like to spend three years in the presence of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh?<p>Viewers of <i>Walk with Me</i> will get a taste of life at Plum …

Buddhism

What the Buddha Taught Us About Race

Thai forest monk <b>Thanissaro Bhikkhu</b> is a prolific translator of the Pali canon, the earliest complete set of the Buddha’s teachings. Than Geoff, as he …

Buddhism

Why I Come Clean to Students About My Insomnia, Anxiety, and Sobriety

We’ve recently been faced with a number of heartbreaking events that involve esteemed Buddhist teachers. These range from the shocking, as in the …

Buddhism

What Scares Writer and Zen Buddhist Ocean Vuong

Every morning when he wakes up, poet and Zen Buddhist Ocean Vuong asks himself if he will use fear or compassion as a fuel for his work.<p>Vuong’s …

Poetry

Why Right Livelihood Isn’t Just About Your Day Job

Right livelihood is one of the branches of the <b>eightfold path</b> that is often skimmed over. It seems so simple and unproblematic: don’t earn money in a …

Buddhism

Sogyal Rinpoche Has Resigned from Rigpa

The Tibetan Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche has resigned from Rigpa, the international network of practice centers he founded.<p>The resignation …

Buddhism

Meet a Sangha: South Carolina Dharma Group

We used to celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, with a community dinner. Our teacher [Geshe Topgyal] would come and cook Tibetan food, we’d have a …

South Carolina

Two Exercises for Turning Intention into Motivation

Framing our days between intention setting and joyful dedication, even once a week, can change how we live. It’s a purposeful approach of …

Mindfulness

Best Buddhist Books for Beginners: A Comprehensive List

When we hosted a discussion titled “What Led You to Buddhism?” in 2011, we asked participants to share the stories of how they came to learn more …

Buddhism

Shechen Monastery in Nepal Completes First Phase of Renovation After 2015 Earthquake

More than two years after a <b>7.8-magnitude earthquake hit</b> Nepal, Shechen Monastery in Boudhanath, near Kathmandu, has hit a major milestone in …

Asia

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 …

Buddhism

Kung Fu Nuns Planning to Teach Hundreds of Himalayan Women Self-Defense

The world famous Kung Fu nuns, who have biked thousands of miles through the Himalayas to protest human trafficking and bring attention to global …

Kung Fu

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Little Peugeot

In the 1970s, within a few years of <b>arriving in France,</b> our group bought a little car, a secondhand Peugeot. We went all over Europe in it and used …

Buddhism

Explore the Bardos in Mandagon, a Video Game Inspired by Tibetan Buddhism

What does true sacrifice mean to you?<p>That’s the question Tom Kitchen continually asked himself as he was designing Mandagon, a new free video game …

Tibetan Buddhism

The Dalai Lama Visits Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery in India

Thupten Rinpoche, a teacher in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, has spent the last 10 years overseeing the construction of the Thupsung …

Buddhism

Burmese Journalist Arrested for Defaming the “Buddhist Bin Laden” U Wirathu

Authorities in Myanmar (Burma) arrested Swe Win, an award-winning investigative journalist, at Yangon International Airport Sunday night as he was …

Asia

Dying while Alive

I had never seen anybody die. Until my mother became demented I had never even seen anyone gravely ill. My mother’s decline was slow at first, and …

Mind

Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery Working through Revelations of Sexual Impropriety

Earlier this week we reported on the <b>recent decision</b> of Tibetan Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche to “enter a period of retreat and reflection” …

sexual

Putting to Rest the Myth of the Heroic Self

Several years ago a friend of mine, like me an ex-Buddhist monk, invited me to come hear Michael Stone speak at a yoga studio in Victoria, British …

Mental Disorders

New Allegations of Sexual Abuse Raise Old Questions

In a <b>July 14 detailed letter</b> to Tibetan teacher <b>Sogyal Rinpoche,</b> eight of the famed lama’s longtime students accused their teacher of a decades-long …

Buddhism

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

<b>Update: Buddhist Teacher Michael Stone’s Family Says He Likely Died from Opioid Overdose</b><p>Buddhist teacher, yogi, and mental health practitioner …

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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

New Jersey

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 is from Pema …

Buddhism