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

interview

  • 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.

feature

  • 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

reviews

insights

  • 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?

contributors

editors view

parting words

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