Buddhism

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

Meet Brett Campbell, the Air Force Reserve’s Newest (and Only) Buddhist Chaplain

As the only Buddhist chaplain at Buckley Air Force base in Aurora, Colorado—and the entire Air Force Reserve, for that matter—Brett Campbell has a …

Military

How to Practice Right Speech Anywhere, Anytime, and With Anyone

Mastering our minds begins with mastering our mouths. We spend the first 10 years of our lives learning “elementary right speech”: how to interact …

Language

2017 Buddhist Global Relief Concert Set for June 17

Buddhist Global Relief’s sixth annual benefit concert is set to take place on Saturday, June 17, at New York City’s Middle Collegiate Church.<p>The …

Jazz

Five Tricycle Stories to Celebrate Mother's Day

“All beings have been your mother in a former life,” says one Buddhist teaching that encourages altruism toward others. This Mother’s Day, we …

Parenting

Three Forgotten Stories About The Buddha’s Mother

Biographies of the Buddha all tell us that his mother’s name was Maya and that she died seven days after her son was born. But we know little more.<p>In …

Buddhism

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 …

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> …

Happiness

Meet a Sangha: Anchorage Zen Community

<b>Name:</b> Anchorage Zen Community<b>Resident Priest:</b> Genmyo Jana Zeedyk <b><br>Year founded:</b> 1986<b><br>Number of members:</b> About 20 <b><br>Meeting place:</b> A converted garage<p><b>What is</b> …

Buddhism

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. …

Cinco de Mayo

Jazz Hands and Joy

<b>The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World</b><b>,</b> published last fall, is based on five days of talks between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and …

Buddhism

Dropping the Bodhisattva Gods

The first Buddhist meditation I practiced entailed visualizing a seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha on a bejeweled throne in the space before me. To …

This Buddhist Life: Denise Di Novi

Tell me about the film series you host at ATS, “Dharma Goes to the Movies.” When I was first in teacher training I thought, “Gosh, I’m so different …

Buddhism

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> …

Recipes

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> …

Nonviolent Communication

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 …

Buddhism

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> …

Meditation

(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> …

Teaching

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> …

Meditation

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 …

DBT

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 …

Groundhog Day

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 …

Meditation

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 …

Modern Art

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> …

Meditation

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 …

Buddhism

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 …

Buddhism

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 …

Buddhism

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 …

Buddhism