Tricycle/Fall 2006

Volume 16, Number 1

In This Issue

dharma talk

  • Judy Lief teaches us to walk through life without holding on.
    Judy Lief

on practice

  • How deep can your meditation go? Thai forest monk Ajahn Brahm traces the path from mindfulness to profound meditative states through the sixteen steps of anapanasati.
    Ajahn Brahm


  • According to the law of karma, the choices we make in every moment determine our fate. Matthieu Ricard offers some useful guidelines for navigating the karmic course to true happiness.


  • Paragliding champion Jill Nephew can fly. She does it with fabric, rope, and a remarkable ability to communicate with air.
    Eliot Fintushel
  • What can a Zen priest learn from a fundamentalist theologian? A Buddhist community takes interfaith dialogue beyond common ground with their evangelical Christian neighbors.
    Sallie Jiko Tisdale
  • Clark Strand stakes everything on faith in the Pure Land.
    Clark Strand
  • Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo cultivates lovingkindness, mindfulness, and a vow of celibacy amid the madness of superstardom.
    Amy Karafin
  • Dana Mayers grapples with heartbreak and smitten women in white while on tour in India with the hugging guru.
    Dara Mayers
  • Teachers from three Buddhist traditions offer surprisingly divergent views on the meaning of nirvana. Where does your path lead?
    Gil Fronsdal, Tulku Thubten Rinpoche, and Roko Sherry Chayat

on location

  • Erik Hansen returns home to New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina.
    Erik Hansen

on the cushion

  • How can we meditate when we're too scared to get on the cushion? Lama Tsony gives us advice on practicing with fear.
    Lama Tsony

on language

  • Judith Simmer-Brown investigates the twilight language of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Judith Simmer-Brown

my view

  • Joan E. Chapman discovers taking nature as a lifelong guide to perfect stillness.
    Joan E. Chapman

thus have i heard

  • Andrew Olendzki explains the Buddha's method for remaining calm in the face of anger.
    Andrew Olendzki

on gardening



  • Steven Kotler finds peak experience riding waves.
    Steven Kotler
  • George Pendle examines the shared quest for tourists and pilgrims.
    George Pendle
  • Gavin Pretor-Pinney on the spiritual examination of clouds.
    Gavin Pretor-Pinney

give & take

  • Can Vipassana practice help you survive on a desert island—and win a million dollars?


editors view

parting words

  • A reflection on loss from the singer and poet Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Cohen