Interview

  • Katy Butler on Buddhism, journalism, and Jeff Bridges Paid Member

    Katy Butler is a practicing Buddhist and storied journalist, having written for publications ranging from Vogue to Tricycle. In addition to conducting Tricycle’s recent interview with actor Jeff Bridges, this summer Katy wrote one of the New York Times Magazine’s most-emailed articles, “What Broke My Father’s Heart: How a Pacemaker Wrecked a Family’s Life.” More »
  • Tennis's #1 ranked player Rafael Nadal visits Buddhist monks in Thailand Paid Member

    Where does the best Tennis player in the world go after winning the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open in one year? Thailand. This weekend, # 1 ranked Tennis player Rafael Nadal visited Buddhist monks at a beach in Thailand's Prachuab province outside of Bangkok. No word on whether or not the Tennis superstar is a practicing Buddhist, but Nadal did cause some controversy in July when he expressed doubt over the existence of God in an interview with Sports Illustrated: More »
  • Gary Snyder Interview (Earth Day 2009) Paid Member

    Here is a short interview with Gary Snyder, conducted by Adam Phillips for Earth Day 2009. Snyder—Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Zen practitioner, and Beat legend—primarily discusses the environment. A small dose of the wisdom found in the interview: “A trail is only useful to get you to where you’re going to leave the trail.” Listen to Adam Phillips interview Gary Snyder here. For more Snyder, read his most recent Tricycle article, written with Nelson Foster, “The Fog of World War II.” More »
  • At the Tricycle Book Club: An Interview With David Loy Paid Member

    David Loy is going to be at the Tricycle Book Club Monday, September 20 to discuss his latest book, The World is Made of Stories. If you are planning on joining the conversation (or aren't sure yet and need some convincing), you will enjoy listening to a Q&A about the book between Loy and Tricycle's Joan Duncan Oliver. During the interview Loy explains the big subject of his little book: what constitutes a story and why it matters. He also reads an excerpt from the The World is Made of Stories. More »
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  • Saturday with a three legged Buddha Paid Member

    One a recent sunny Saturday, a friend and I made the trip upstate to Storm King Art Center, an expansive sculpture park in Mountainville, NY. For years I'd heard about this impressive landscape, spotted with trees, ponds, and massive sculptures, but I was most excited about a new installation---Zhang Huan's Three Legged Buddha. Weighing 12 tons and towering at 28 feet, Three Legged Buddha does not travel easily, and it seems that Storm King is to be its final resting place. More »