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    Hang on to your Tricycle Paid Member

    The sharp-eyed Frank Olinsky—Tricycle's first designer and now a contributing editor—often sends us photos from around his Brooklyn neighborhood that he thinks we'll like. (You may remember his "Discount Buddha," which some failed to find amusing.) What do you think his latest photo is saying? More »
  • Shinnyo-en's Boundless Prayer Ceremony: the Saisho Homa Paid Member

    Because we commonly associate Vajrayana Buddhism with Tibet, it can surprise some that forms of Vajrayana have persisted in Japan as well. One historical center of Japanese Vajrayana is Daigoji monastery, home of the Daigo school of Shingon Buddhism. Founded in 874, the monastery is still operating today.   In 1936, a prolific sculptor and member of Daigoji’s priesthood, Shinjo Ito (1906-1989), founded the Shinnyo-en ("Garden of Absolute Reality") school, whose central canonical text is the Mahaparinirvana Sutra, said to be the last of the Buddha’s sermons. The current issue of Tricycle features an interview with Her Holiness Shinso Ito, daughter of Shinjo and current leader of the Shinnyo-en school of Buddhism.  More »
  • The State of Green Publishing Paid Member

    Tricycle's controller Alyssa Snow was interviewed for the October issue of Folio magazine about our "green journey." The interview, titled "The State of Green Publishing: What does it mean to be green in 2010-2011?" can be read here! More »
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    Tricycle's cover artwork dismantled at Metropolitan Museum Paid Member

    Just as the Winter issue of Tricycle goes up on newsstands, the new cover's artwork is coming down. The meditator seen on the cover was photographed by Michael Dominic sitting atop Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop, Mike and Doug Starns's enormous bamboo installation on the roof of New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, which was open to the public from late April until October 31st. During its 6-month showing Big Bambú---which attracted over 600,000 visitors and hosted 6 marriage proposals---went through constant change as the artists and a team of rockclimbers added bamboo poles to the structure each day. In the end the installation was comprised of 6,700 poles and over 70 miles of colorful cord. More »
  • Suggest Buddhist organizations and charities for the next "Good Work" section of Tricycle Paid Member

    As many of you might have noticed, recent issues of Tricycle include a "Good Work" section that features a selection of Buddhist not-for-profits and charities. By highlighting these organizations, which have ranged from BuddhaBadges to Help Animals India, we hope to help them generate publicity and funding. Now we're looking for suggestions for the Spring 2011 "Good Work" section and we need your help. Send recommendations to or post them directly below. Look for the latest installment of "Good Work" in the upcoming Winter issue, on newsstands early November! More »
  • Don't ponder others Paid Member

    Every Friday, Acharya Judy Lief, a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, comments on one of Atisha’s 59 mind-training (Tib. lojong) slogans, which serve as the basis for a complete practice. Atisha (980-1052 CE) was an Indian adept who brought to Tibet a systematized approach to bodhicitta (the desire to awaken for the sake of all sentient beings) and loving-kindness, through working with these slogans. Judy edited Chogyam Trungpa’s Training the Mind (Shambhala, 1993), which contains Trungpa Rinpoche’s commentaries on the lojong teachings. Each entry includes a practice. See the previous slogans and commentaries here. 26. Don’t ponder others. From Acharya Lief's commentary on this slogan, More »