new york times

  • Vipassana Romance (V.R., for short) Paid Member

    Who hasn't fallen in love while meditating? A silent stranger sitting upright and attractive on a cushion across the floor—obviously your enlightened soulmate. His delicate fingers resting on his lap. The way she thoughtfully holds each breath before exhaling. And we already have so much in common! Pagan Kennedy has an article in the New York Times about her experience with Vipassana Romance (V.R., for short), entitled "Breathe in, Breathe Out, Fall in Love." She writes: More »
  • Religion and roommates Paid Member

    Should it matter what religion or faith your roommates adhere to? A recent New York Times article suggests that when it comes to selecting roommates, religion can be a key factor. Christians, Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists alike seek living arrangements where practice won't be an issue: Olivia Magdelene, 30, a Buddhist, is not looking for a roommate of any particular background, but someone who doesn’t mind her rituals. So when she posted a room-wanted ad on Craigslist, she specified what she is willing to pay ($500 in any borough) and that during her daily meditation she burns incense like nag champa, which she says some people find noxious. More »
  • Dinosaurs in Thailand Paid Member

    On Monday the Science section of the New York Times published "Old Bones Yield a New Age of Dinosaurs in Thailand," an article that reveals Thailand’s rich prehistoric past. According to the Times, Thailand was “teeming” with dinosaurs starting around 200 million years ago. Now, during periods of heavy rain, giant dinosaur bones wash ashore in the remote region of Baan Na Kum. For many years, residents were unsure of what to do with the ancient bones. So where did the prehistoric bones end up? Some were kept in local Buddhist temples: For years, farmers did not know what they were or what to do with them. The superstitious buried them. Others brought them to Buddhist temples, where monks collected them alongside artifacts and other curios. More »
  • Things to consider as your parents age Paid Member

    Tricycle contributing editor Katy Butler recently interviewed Jeff Bridges for our upcoming August issue, and, as frequent visitors to our site know by now, you can watch Jeff and Bernie Glassman shooting the breeze in our two-part online interview. More »
  • Everybody Loves Wendy Paid Member

    Who's the greenest of them all? Our vote gets cast for Tricycle columnist and Zen gardener Wendy Johnson, the subject of a big splashy ol' profile in the New York Times Home and Garden section ("Dharma in the Dirt," May 8, 2008). Wendy's "On Gardening" column has been a prize rose of the Tricycle garden for over ten years, and with the publication of her new book, Gardening at the Dragon's Gate, she's getting a wave of much-deserved attention. In the Times article, Wendy discusses her lovingly cultivated garden near Green Gulch Farm and the path that led her to appreciate the Buddha-nature of hemlock and lilacs alike. Basically, her life is awesome: meditating with trowel in hand, serving visitors homegrown lemon verbena tea, teaching, composting, writing... We want in! More »