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    CarolAnn StocktonLaughing Frog ZendoVocalist and mother/grandmotherPoulsbo, Washington More »
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    In the News Paid Member

    AMNESTY TAKES ON CHINA Amnesty International, the human rights advocacy group, is launching a campaign in May to bring greater attention to the atrocities cited by Tibetan prisoners of conscience. Amnesty has evidence of over one hundred prisoners of conscience in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, including Buddhist monks and nuns incarcerated for peacefully advocating Tibet's independence from The People's Republic of China. Many prisoners have been held without a trial in labor camps and jails. Reports of brutal beatings, repeated electric shocks, and prolonged solitary confinement carried out by Chinese officials spurred immediate action. More »
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    Letters to the Editor Paid Member

    Talking Heads Congratulations on the Richard Gere interview [Spring 1996]. Once again, Tricycle has played its trickster hand. This time converting a cherished image of Gere as the main representative of designer dharma into a portrait of a guy who is really wrestling with his practice just like the rest of us. He is one wonderful photographer as well. Bob SchumannMadison, Wisconsin The last issue [Spring 1996] was spectacular - filled with heart, with an exceptional amount of material that really gets under the skin. Especially fine were the interviews with Richard Gere, Gavin Harrison, and Gretel Ehrlich. Betsy DavisPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Please cancel my subscription to Tricycle. I cannot take any magazine seriously that features an interview with Richard Gere. More »
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    Letter to the Editor Paid Member

    Will the Real Buddhist Please . . . More »
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    Right Speech Paid Member

    “And what, friends, is right speech? Abstaining from false speech, abstaining from malicious speech, abstaining from harsh speech, and abstaining from idle chatter—this is called right speech.” “And what, bhikkhus, is wrong speech? False speech, malicious speech, harsh speech, and gossip: this is wrong speech. “And what, bhikkhus, is right speech? Right speech, I say, is twofold: there is right speech that is affected by taints, partaking of merit, ripening on the side of attachment; and there is right speech that is noble, taintless, and supramundane, a factor of the path. More »
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    Letters to the Editor Paid Member

    Hop Hop Hooray Thank you so much for the wonderful interview with Jeffrey Hopkins [Summer 1996], reading which I was inspired to consider the implications of imaginary sexual contact with “a man” as some functional identification—in mutuality—with that “generic” image as such. Hal PappsSan Francisco, CaliforniaMore of Tricycle’s supposedly white elite liberal readership speaks out: I have received two copies of your magazine and both had articles written by (or about) admitted homosexuals.I do not pay my money to take up the cause of homosexuals. I will not renew my subscription. W. W. HasseyMontgomery, Alabama More »