Tricycle/Fall 2004

Volume 14, Number 1

In This Issue


editors view


  • In poet Diane Frank’s first novel, a monk and a geisha explore the limits of the precepts.
    Diane Frank
  • Two ancient Buddhist tales from the One Hundred Parable Sutra, a Chinese Buddhist scripture from the sixth century C.E., known as the most humorous sutra in all of Buddhist literature. Translated, retold, and illustrated by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt, each tale is followed by a simple lesson for everyday living.
  • Geshe Rabten asks: Are you a bovine or a bodhisattva?
    B. Alan Wallace
  • Aldous Huxley on flouting the will to silence.
    Aldous Huxley on flouting the will to silence.
  • Contributing editor Andrew Cooper chats with Zen teacher and poet Norman Fischer.

sangha spotlight

on events

my view


  • Iconoclast, astrologist, communist sympathizer, and devoted practitioner, Edward Conze translated Buddhism for the West.
    Eric M. Zsebenyi

dharma talk

on practice


  • Do we really believe we can awaken? Stephan Bodian talks with popular lay teacher Adyashanti.
  • What are religion’s prospects in an increasingly individualistic society? Tricycle contributing editor Andrew Cooper speaks with prominent sociologist Robert Bellah.



in memoriam

special section

on gardening

practical pilgrim