Tricycle/Fall 2007

Volume 17, Number 1

In This Issue

on retreat

  • A leading-edge program integrates Buddhist meditation with classical yoga training.
    Joan Duncan Oliver

editors view


  • Thich Nhat Hanh elucidates the no-frills wisdom of ninth-century Chinese Zen teacher Master Linji, founder of the Rinzai school of Zen.
    Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Try it. According to Brad Warner, it’s not as hard as they say.
    Brad Warner
  • Pema Chödrön comments on three slogans from the Tibetan lojong, or “mind-training,” teachings.
    Pema Chödrön
  • Ayya Khema explains why we won't find what we're looking for.
    Ayya Khema

on language


  • Sasaki Roshi, a founding father of American Zen, turns one hundred.
    Sean Murphy

sangha spotlight

  • An outreach organization helps veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars piece their lives back together.
    Brigid Brett

dharma talk

  • Recognizing the unconditional love in our lives. Includes two guided meditations.
    John Makransky

on practice

  • Will Johnson explains that by turning our awareness to the full range of physical sensations, the body becomes a doorway to awakening.
    Will Johnson


  • Mira Tweti recounts the remarkable life of Zen pioneer Alan Watts.
    Mira Tweti
  • Alan Watts (1915-1973) is still a source of fascination for the Buddhist and non-Buddhist world alike.



  • Caitlin Van Dusen
  • 21 tips to power your practice.
  • Bruce Wagner remembers the "simple but not easy" lessons of his teacher, Carlos Castaneda
    Bruce Wagner
  • In our own impermanent bodies, we face our deepest fears and aversions. Drawing on Dogen's writings and her personal experience as a nurse, Sallie Tisdale challenges us not to look away, but to practice in this most intimate realm.
    Sallie Tisdale


  • Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on his paintings, natural creativity, and the art of living a sane life.
    Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

my view

give & take

  • Harada Sekkei Roshi offers clear answers to life's big questions.


parting words

  • Japan's Warhol goes Buddhist with a new body of work.