Ten Years, One Page at a Time

Jeff Zaleski Interviews Tricycle's Editor, Helen Tworkov

Jeff Zaleski

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© Bill BettencourtWhat motivated you to start Tricycle?

Until Tricycle, there was no independent voice of dharma. All the Buddhist magazines were community organs; they disseminated the teachings of a particular teacher or sect or lineage. So there was no forum for Buddhists of different traditions to speak to each other. And a few of us who had worked on community publications-in particular, Rick Fields-starred talking about a nonsectarian, independent magazine.

It was conceived of as a Buddhist magazine for Buddhists?

It was always a twofold mission: ro create an open forum for different kinds of Buddhists, and to create a conversation between Buddhists and non-Buddhists—and the timing seemed right for that.

What made the timing right?

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